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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Widespread Electrical Outages

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UPDATE 12-24 8:56 a.m.: Please be aware that everyone within our service territory should be receiving a text notification from our system with more information on the storm.

UPDATE 12-24 8:31 a.m.: The rolling blackouts are expected to end around 10:30 a.m. this morning. We will continue to provide updates as we get more information.

UPDATE 12-24 6:53 a.m.: The Alcoa Electric Department is going to resume 30 minute rolling blackout outages. We are working to get a schedule out as soon as possible.


December 23, 2022: 

UPDATE 5:04 p.m.: Proffitt Springs breaker is back online and power restored.

UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: The Proffitt Springs breaker that feeds the Walmart area is down. Please be aware that there may be outages in this area to local businesses and residences. We will provide updates as we assess the outage.

UPDATE approximately 1:00 p.m.: TVA has terminated the rolling blackout outages. We will continue to provide updates as we get more information from TVA.

UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: TVA Implements ELCP Step 50–

The Alcoa Electric Department has just received confirmation from TVA of the implementation of Step 50 of the Emergency Load Curtailment Program (ELCP) due to peak electrical usage. Step 50 mandates rolling electrical outages across the breakers of our service territory lasting 30 minutes at a time. We apologize for any inconvenience as we work with TVA.

UPDATE 9:43 a.m.: The poles on Wrights Ferry Road have been fixed and are now online.


Our Electric Department is working hard this morning due to the storm.

We currently have just under 1,500 customers with power outages across our service territory. We have all Electric Linemen and Engineers on deck and dispatched across the County. There are two broken poles on Wrights Ferry Road that the Electric Department is working on as well. We are working on assessing all damage and restoring power to residences and businesses as quickly as possible.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to resolve this issue.

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