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Power Outage


Downed power lines are dangerousIf you see downed power lines, always assume they are dangerous and stay away! UCEMC is committed to providing our members with reliable electric service. However, storms, accidents, animals, or construction-related incidents can cause a power outage in your area. When that happens, we'll mobilize crews to get your service safely restored as quickly as possible.

If your power goes out, check to see if your neighbors have electricity. If your home is the only one without power, check your circuit breakers or fuses to determine if the outage is the result of a household problem. Please click on your local UCEMC district office below to contact us if you discover that the blackout is not the result of a household problem.

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We're working hard to reduce the likelihood of outages:

Maintenance: We work year-round to inspect and maintain our electric delivery system of 12 substations and more than 5,000 miles of power lines.

Tree Trimming: Trees close to power lines are a significant cause of outages for members. That's why keeping trees trimmed to prevent interruptions caused by fallen limbs is very important to us.

Keeping animals out: Animals like squirrels and raccoons can damage electrical equipment. We install animal guards where animals are likely to cause problems.

Scheduled Power Outages

UCEMC schedules power outages from time to time for our crews to do critical maintenance to substations and power lines. We understand there is never a convenient time for the power to be out, however, by performing these routine outages with some planning, our system can be better prepared to handle extreme weather and other variables – the times when you count on electricity the most. 


   TVA's Planned Overnight Outage for Jackson, Putnam, Overton, RESCHEDULED for June 6, 2020.

      The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now plans to disconnect power to Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County on Saturday, June 6, to perform vital maintenance on its equipment. The outage will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, and will continue for up to eight (8) hours into Sunday morning, June 7 for the following communities:

  • Town of Gainesboro,
  • Granville Highway,
  • Gladdice Highway,
  • York Highway,
  • Celina Highway,
  • Highway 56,
  • Jennings Creek Highway,
  • Indian Creek Road,
  • Haydenburg Ridge,
  • McCoinsville Road,
  • Sugar Creek,
  • Greenwood Ridge,
  • Booger Ridge Lane,
  • New Hope Road,
  • Roaring River Road,
  • Old Antioch Road,
  • Seven Knobbs Road.

      Brief Interruption

As a result of the recent tornado damage, a separate outage will briefly affect parts of Putnam and Overton counties as TVA makes permanent equipment repairs. The following communities can expect a brief interruption around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6

  • Pippin Road,
  • Cumby Road,
  • Peach Orchard,
  • McBroom Chapel,
  • Plunk Whitson,
  • Blackman Fork Road,
  • Fisk Road,
  • Gainesboro Grade,
  • Liberty Church,
  • Shipley Road,
  • Dotson Branch Road,
  • West Broad,
  • Whitehall Road,
  • Paran Road,
  • Hilham Road,
  • Bear Creek,
  • Thomas Allen,
  • Duncan Chapel,
  • Village Road,
  • Bob Lynn Road,
  • Fairview Road,
  • Steprock,
  • Tommy Dodson Highway,
  • Boatman Road,
  • Paran Road,
  • West Netherland Road,
  • Highway 136,
  • Waterloo Road,
  • Hardy's Chapel,
  • Poplar Springs Road,
  • Terrapin Ridge Road,
  • Allen's Chapel.

 UCEMC will take advantage of the outage to maintain its system.

"We regret any inconvenience TVA's planned outage may cause," says UCEMC General Manager Jimmy Gregory. "These repairs need to be made to ensure the reliability of TVA's and UCEMC's electrical systems."  

  ALTERNATE DATE: If a thunderstorm is expected in the area, the outage will be rescheduled. Please continue to check this website for more information as it becomes available.



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