TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project
May 16, 2011
HILLSBORO, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comments on a transmission line project that will reduce interruptions and help assure reliable electricity for the Hillsboro, Tenn., area.
TVA is proposing to build about 4 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line to power Duck River Electric Membership Corp.'s new substation. The line would extend southeast from TVA's existing Red Hill 161-kV transmission tap line near Old Airport Road in Manchester, Tenn., to the new Hillsboro Substation.
TVA is considering several alternate routes from a network of 17 possible line segments.
Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on May 26, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. CDT, at the Manchester – Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Boulevard, Manchester.
Detailed maps showing the different routes for the proposed power line will be available, and TVA staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available at www.tva.com/power/projects.
To submit comments, contact TVA's Chris Columber toll free at (800) 362-4355, by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Chris Columber, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37402-2801. The deadline is June 27.
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.
Myra Ireland, (423) 413-5971
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000