Power to about 32,000 homes and businesses in northern Hamilton County was restored twice on Tuesday afternoon with remote switching using the smart grid.
At about 1:39 p.m., a TVA circuit that supplies EPB in areas west of the Tennessee River lost power. After power was restored, TVA’s circuit went down again and smart grid automation restored service a second time, EPB officials said.
John Pless of EPB said, "During these outages some of our fiber optics equipment was affected, causing a loss of service for some of our customers. Our engineers continue to work on restoring fiber optic services.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause for our customers."