TVA asks for comments on proposed transmission project

November 5, 2012

CORNERSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would improve electric reliability in Marshall County by providing power to a new local substation.

TVA is proposing to build about 5 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Belfast-Elk Ridge transmission line to Duck River Electric Membership Corporation’s proposed Cornersville 161-kilovolt substation, to be located across Ostella Road from the existing Cornersville 46-kilovolt substation.

TVA is considering several alternate routes. The line would be built on steel pole structures centered on a 100-foot right of way.

Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on Nov. 15, from 3-7 p.m. CST, at the Cornersville High School Cafeteria, 323 South Main St., Cornersville, Tenn.

Detailed maps showing the different locations for the proposed power line will be available. TVA staff will be available to answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments.