Georgia Transmission to begin work on 500-kV line

Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC), a not-for-profit cooperative owned and operated by Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), aims to complete an $85.9 million northeast Georgia transmission system project by mid-2015, according to GTC Senior Public Relations Representative Jeannine Haynes.

A 500-kVt electric transmission line will run through parts of Morgan, Putnam and Walton counties, connecting two new substations to be built in Rockville and off Highway 186 in Walton County. The new line will run on the east side of Morgan County, spanning 28 miles within the county and 46.3 miles in total, Haynes said. GTC was successful in negotiating on all but two of approximately 100 parcels acquired for easements and will begin construction in the near future, Haynes said.

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