TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Power Line Project

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would provide additional power for growing industrial load in Wilson County, Tennessee.

TVA is proposing to build six to eight miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Lebanon-Murfreesboro 161-kilovolt line or west from TVA’s Wilson-Lebanon 161-kilovolt line to a new Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. new substation, to be located on the northeast corner of the Vesta Road/Couchville Pike and I- 840 interchange. 

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 Sept.12, from 3-7 p.m. CDT, at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park Assembly Hall, 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon, Tenn.

The deadline for comments is Oct. 11.