TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Lake Lowndes Transmission Project
May 26, 2010
NEW HOPE, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comments on a project that will relieve overloaded electrical equipment and maintain reliable electric service for the growing Lake Lowndes area.
Proposed improvements include construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association substation on State Highway 69 near New Hope Road and installation of 2.5 to 3.5 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line to the new substation. The line would extend southeast from TVA’s existing Lowndes-Columbus 161-kV line.
TVA is considering several alternate routes for the line from a network of five possible line segments and one connection location.
Public input on the proposed improvements and transmission line alternatives is encouraged, beginning with an open house in Columbus, Miss., on June 3, from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. CDT at the New Hope High School Gymnasium, 3419 New Hope Road.
Detailed maps showing the network of alternate routes for the proposed power line will be available, and TVA staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss potential concerns and receive comments on the proposals. More information and a map is available at www.tva.com/power/projects.
To submit comments, contact TVA’s Allen Miller toll free at 800-362-4355 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments also can be submitted to Miller by mail at 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is July 2.The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development
Amy Tate, (662) 341-1214
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000