TVA and three local power companies in Northeast Tennessee say consumers may resume normal use of electricity.
The request for voluntary electricity conservation has been cancelled.
The utilities appreciate the cooperation of consumers during this challenging situation, which helped ensure a continued supply of power to essential services and to avoid interruptions in service.
TVA has been able to make some repairs following the fire at the John Sevier switchyard and transfer electrical load to other transmission lines. This has relieved stress on the transmission lines that were heavily loaded.
TVA's transmission system should be returned to normal Sunday, July 8, when repairs at the John Sevier switchyard are scheduled to be completed.
The region affected by the voluntary request for conservation is the area served by Johnson City Power Board, Erwin Utilities and Greeneville Light & Power System. TVA is grateful for their collaboration and partnership to maintain reliable power across the region.
TVA is issuing a public appeal for conservation after extreme heat in East Tennessee and a fire at a local plant.
The fire happened Friday night at the John Sevier Fossil Plant in Hawkins County.
It sparked when oil in a metal container ignited. No one was hurt.
To reduce stress on the transmission system, TVA is asking some customers to conserve their energy use between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. through Tuesday.
Customers affected are those served by the Johnson City Power Board, Erwin Utilities, and Greeneville Light and Power.