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During the inclement weather in May 2017 a high voltage switch in TVA’s Kingston Fossil to Fort Loudon 161 kV transmission line was damaged. This resulted in Rockwood Electric’s Kingston Substation being without power for over 2 hours. TVA needs to replace the damaged switch as part of an upcoming line outage. This replacement will require a complete outage at the Kingston Substation. To minimize the impacts, the work will be done overnight from 11:00 pm on Thursday March 22, 2018 through 5:00 am on Friday, March 23, 2018. All hours are in Eastern Time.

Rockwood Electric will be able to back feed some customers in the Kingston area out its Buck Creek and Rockwood Primary Substations. Unfortunately, most of the nearly 5,000 customers fed from the Kingston Substation will be out of power during the entire period. During this same outage, Rockwood Electric’s crews will go ahead and perform some previously identified work inside the Kingston Substation. This should at least minimize the need for any additional planned outages in the foreseeable future.

Areas that will be without power include, but are not limited to, N. Kentucky Street and Highway 58 South in Kingston, Ridge Trail Road, Center Farms, Brentwood, Paint Rock Ferry Road, James Ferry Road and portions of Highway 70 in the vicinity of the substation. We are going to do some switching with the intention of keeping power to Ladd Landing and the area around I-40. We should also be able to keep power on to all of Bluff Road and portions of W. Race Street including Oran Zirkle and surrounding areas.

TVA apologizes for any inconvenience this outage may cause.


Rockwood, TN, June 2, 2017 — The Electric Power Board of Rockwood is pleased to announce that Rockwood Electric Utility has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the Platinum designation to Mr. Jim Cooley, Director of Construction and Maintenance, on May 8, 2017 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Rockwood Electric Utility joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

“We are honored to receive the Platinum designation and be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Kendall Bear, General Manager of Rockwood Electric Utility. “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the community in which we work and live.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 years now. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

More information on the RP3 program is available at www.PublicPower.org/RP3.

Click here to read Rockwood Electric Utility’s Press Release


Rockwood Electric Utility is proud to introduce our new
Smart Energy Program.

Click the logo at left to learn more.

There is no better time than now for you to sign up for our Smart Energy Program.

Although this is not a substitute for other energy efficiency programs, we believe this can be a significant part of the solution to help you control energy usage and save money every day, especially during extreme weather.  Furthermore, this program gives the utility a means for controlling demand during peak periods which helps the utility and its customers.

Take advantage of this FREE program now by clicking on the Smart Energy image to learn more and sign up for installation.  Do it now while the weather is mild and before summer.

To assist its customers, Rockwood Electric Utility has engaged the services of Utility Partners of America, LLC to implement a call campaign to determine if you qualify for the program and assist you with signing up.  In the very near future, you should be receiving a call from one of their customer service representatives on behalf of Rockwood Electric Utility.  They will share information about the program with you.  If you qualify, they will also be able to assist you in scheduling an appointment for installation.

RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA.

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341 W. Rockwood St.  |  P.O. Box 108
Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone (865) 354-0514 | Fax (865) 717-5436

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