The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would provide additional power for growing electric load in Van Buren County, Tenn..
TVA is proposing to build 4 to 5 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Watts Bar Hydro-Great Falls Hydro 161-kilovolt line to Caney Fork Electric Cooperative’s new substation, to be located at the intersection of Industrial Boulevard and Drake and Shockley Road.
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 Jan. 23, from 3-7 p.m. CST, at the Spencer Civic Center, 445 College St., Spencer, Tenn.
Detailed maps showing the different locations for the proposed power line will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available at http:/www.tva.com/transmissionprojects.
To submit comments, contact TVA’s Jim Poston toll free at (800) 362-4355, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Jim Poston, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Feb. 24.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.