Nashville, Tenn. – Power will be interrupted for approximately 275 customers in the downtown area during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23. Nashville Electric Service (NES) crews will be performing needed work at the 10th Avenue Substation. The work is due to a major renovation and construction project at the Downtown YMCA, which adjoins the substation property.
About 120 residences, 135 businesses, and street lights in the area will be without power on Sunday from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. The work was scheduled for the early morning hours to cause as little disruption as possible.
Businesses and residential customers have been notified about the outage by phone and letter. The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and fire and police departments have been notified as well.
Among the businesses affected are the State Capitol, Andrew Jackson and Tennessee Tower office buildings, the Frist Center, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Lifeway, Legislative Plaza and Union Station Hotel.
Decosta Jenkins, NES President & CEO says, “Normally, our crews perform electrical work while the lines are ‘hot’ or energized, but for our employees’ safety, the substation must be de-energized. I assure you that the outage will be as brief as possible.”
In case of bad weather, the outage will be rescheduled to September 30, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.