Public Power Team Working to Keep Customers Warm


TVA/BrightRidge Joint Media Advisory 

JOHNSON CITY – Frigid temperatures and frozen precipitation across the state are placing growing demands on the electric system, while BrightRidge team members are working around the clock to ensure your families remain safe and warm.

Until conditions moderate Thursday afternoon, residents can help reduce their future power bills – and ensure continued reliable power for their neighbors – by considering a few simple actions:

• Turning thermostats down just a degree or two makes a big difference. For every degree below 68 degrees, the savings could be as much as three percent of your future power bills.

• Delay using large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and electric dryers during peak demand hours – typically between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the morning and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the evening.

• If the weather is sunny, open your window blinds or drapery coverings on the sunny side of the house to let nature’s heat help keep you comfortable. Keep the window coverings closed on shaded sides to help add insulation and keep heat indoors.

Additional energy saving tips for keeping your house comfortable and lowering power bills all year long can be found at

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About BrightRidge

BrightRidge is a publicly owned electric utility serving 83,671 customers in Washington, Sullivan, Carter and Greene counties. It is the 10th largest local power company in the Tennessee Valley Authority service area. BrightRidge Broadband, a division of BrightRidge, offers nation-leading 10GB symmetrical fiber-to-the-premise services to more than 30,000 locations in its service area.