Watch today’s MLGW/City of Memphis weather press conference

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 23, 2022 12:02 PM CT | Published: December 23, 2022 12:00 PM CT

The Tennessee Valley Authority is requiring Memphis and other TVA customer utilities to shed 5% to 10% of the electric power load they get from the federal agency.

As such, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, MLGW will implement systemwide “rolling blackouts.” 

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That means service to areas will be interrupted for 30 minutes to an hour at a time with each area experiencing such outages twice a day on average.

A press conference is scheduled for noon.


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