When the power goes out, natural gas directly delivered to homes still provides fuel for heat, cooking, and the ability to warm and boil water. Tennessee needs its energy system to be resilient and reliable. Natural gas has served as a critical backstop for the outage-prone electric grid, especially during severe weather events. Pipeline infrastructure is underground, looped, and shielded from many types of disruptions that can lead to utility outages.
Reference: Data on this page is provided by the American Public Gas Association Direct Use Guide, 2021, Retrieved from Direct_Use_One_Pager.pdf (higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com).