Knoxville, TN – Mother Nature appears ready to remind the Tennessee Valley that it is still winter this week as multiple masses of cold air are forecast to blanket the area from Tuesday night through Friday.
With the drop in temperatures comes an increase in power use and, ultimately, utility bills, but consumers can limit those increases by taking a few simple steps.
“Small changes can make a big difference, such as lowering your home thermostat from 68 to 67 degrees,” said Jacinda Woodward, senior vice president of Transmission and Power Supply for the Tennessee Valley Authority. “One degree of temperature really won’t affect the comfort of your home, but that small reduction can mean a savings of 3 percent on your power bill.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Extreme temperatures are currently placing record electrical demand on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s power grid.
As a result, all 155 of TVA’s local power companies including the Clarksville Department of Electricity have been directed to communicate with their customers the need to reduce nonessential electrical loads. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee’s General Election is tomorrow, so voters who did not already take advantage of early voting, will be heading to the polls to cast ballots on a range of offices and issues.
Amongst these will be selecting the next Mayor for the City of Clarksville. Voters will have their choice between current Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, or City Councilman Jeff Burkart.
Clarksville Online asked City Councilman Bill Summers his position on some important local issues on the minds of Clarksville citizens.
Clarksville, TN – On sunny afternoons, the electric meter attached to the Austin Peay State University Hemlock Semiconductor Building won’t be breaking any speed records.
That’s because, in addition to the solar panels on the building’s roof, a new solar parking canopy in the neighboring 9th Street parking lot will feed even more of the sun’s energy into the electrical system, keeping utility costs down.
Cumberland City, TN – Cumberland City Tennessee held their 11th annual Lighting up the Cumberland fireworks show on Saturday, June 28th, 2014. The event is an annual tradition that draws people from all over the Middle Tennessee region, and this year from as far away as England.
“It’s a win-win situation for everybody,” stated Cumberland City Mayor Gary “Whitey” Vaughn. As the time for the fireworks draws near, the small town of 315 people sees the population swell to anywhere between 10,000 to 15,000 people; and that doesn’t count the people watching from throughout the surrounding countryside. “If you can see the TVA Power Plants smokestacks, you can see the fireworks,” said Mayor Vaughn.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) hosted their third annual, two-day ‘Red Carpet Community Tour’ for site selection consultants.
The event, scheduled around the Nashville–based CMT Awards Show, is an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.
Clarksville Department of Electricity will host “Understanding Your Electric Bill” Meeting, February 10th
Clarksville, TN – High electric bills over the past two months have been a concern for some Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE Lightband) customers.
Due to continued interest in this matter, CDE Lightband management has made the decision to host a public meeting to address customer concerns. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – High electric bills continue to be a concern for Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE Lightband) customers.
CDE wants to assure you that they only bill for the amount of electricity that flows through your meter, which they read each and every month, whether physically or electroncially. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – At the request of TVA and the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE), Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will be starting one hour late tomorrow to reduce the demand on electricity for the community during this peak time of usage.
Staff are to report on time.
Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.
“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”
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