Opinion: Memphis avoided power blackouts. Here’s why

By , Guest Columnist Updated: March 01, 2021 9:47 AM CT | Published: February 24, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Jim Gilliland Jr.
Guest Columnist

Jim Gilliland Jr.

Jim Gilliland Jr. has worked 22 years in the project finance and public finance sectors in the municipal bond market and has focused on electric utilities and independent power producers. He is currently in municipal bond investment management at Diversified Trust Co. He is a member of $450 Million for Memphis, which advocates an open bid process for the city’s power supply. 


Why did we, in Memphis, not have power service interruption? The simple answer is that Tennessee did not receive the brunt of the severe weather like other states did.


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