LCUB hosted the Big 10 Safety Roundtable, a committee comprised of safety and security directors from some of the largest utility distributors in the Tennessee Valley Authority area. These meetings address the latest safety and security concerns, and regulatory and policy revisions. These meetings are also an opportunity to share valuable information to help each distributor become safer and more secure.  The distributors represented on the "Big 10" committee include; Memphis LGW, Nashville Electric, Middle Tennessee Electric, Jackson Energy, Lenoir City Utilities,  Johnson City Power Board, Chattanooga EPB, Knoxville Utilities, Cleveland Utilities, and Huntsville (AL) Utilities. 

At the October event, Mike Skaggs served as the Keynote Speaker. Skaggs serves as TVA Vice-President where he oversees Safety Operations and TVA Police as well as other areas for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Speakers also included LCUB General Manager Shannon Littleton and Board Chairman Tony Aikens.

 

The Lenoir City Utilities Board conducts monthly board meetings on the third Monday of every month at 4pm. Meetings are held in the Eblen-Vann Courtroom of City Hall located at 530 Hwy 321, Lenoir City, TN, 37771. 

The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

January 16, 2017
February 20, 2017 (Cancelled in observance of President's Day)
March 20, 2017 (March meeting was cancelled)
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 17, 2017 (July meeting was cancelled)
August 21, 2017
September 18, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 18, 2017

 

Don't wait to prepare your home for winter until after you've awoken to find that your windows are frosted over on both the outside AND the inside!

Get ready now for colder days ahead by making sure your home is properly insulated to preserve heat. Inspect windows and doors and apply caulk and weather stripping where it's necessary to keep the cold air out. 

Another great way to save precious dollars on your heating bill is to close drapes and blinds to retain heat and keep your garage doors shut. If your doors are particularly drafty at the bottom, you may want to consider purchasing draft guards to save heat from escaping underneath the door, or a rolled up towel also does the trick.

Believe it or not, your ceiling fan can also be a budget saver. Set them so they turn in a clockwise direction and they'll push hot air upward along the ceiling towards the floor (remember, hot air always rises).

Improve the efficiency of your central air and heating system by routinely changing the filters. It may also be time to invest in a programmable thermostat. During the winter program the thermostat to run cooler during the day while you're away and at night as you sleep.

 

As colder weather moves into East Tennessee so does the threat of severe winter storms and the potential for emergencies and power outages. While LCUB will always do our very best to maintain and restore power to all of our customers, many of your may own generators to help get you through such an emergency, so we wish to pass along these very important safety precautions.

  • Most importantly, NEVER use a generator inside. Gasoline or diesel powered generators produce carbon monoxide that quickly fill an enclosed area and could cause death
  • Prevent back feed. Never connect a generator to your home's wiring. Portable generators must be properly installed to ensure the safety of neighbors and utility employees working to restore downed lines
  • Only used properly sized and grounded extension cords
  • When connecting appliances to a generator, do so one at a time so as not to overload the generator
  • Turn off generator before adding fuel to it
  • Routinely inspect to ensure it its in good condition

For more detailed information click here.

 

 

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