October 16, 2020

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will have a scheduled outage on Saturday night, October 17 that will affect about 2,760 of Gibson Electric Membership Corporation’s consumer-members served out of its Clinton, Kentucky substation (areas north of Clinton and east of Hickman). The outage is scheduled to begin at 11:30 PM on Saturday night and is expected to last about three and a half hours.

During the outage, TVA will return one transformer to service following testing and repairs, as well as take a second transformer out of service for testing and repairs.
“Gibson EMC is attempting to telephone and email our members who will be affected,” said Rita Alexander, VP of Human Resources and Member Services. “The repairs will benefit our members by enhancing future service reliability and by helping us to avoid a potentially longer, unplanned outage,” she said. “Even so, we apologize for the inconvenience it will cause and we appreciate our members’

patience and understanding.”
Gibson EMC encourages members who do not receive a call or email, but who do experience the outage to call the cooperative and provide an up-to-date telephone number and email address so it can communicate successfully regarding any future planned outages. Members also are encouraged to visit the Gibson EMC Facebook or Twitter page for more information about this planned outage and other news.
Gibson EMC is a local, not-for-profit, member-owned and member-controlled electric cooperative serving almost 39,000 homes and businesses in eight west Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion and Madison) and four west Kentucky counties (Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, and Hickman).