TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Alamo-Bells Transmission Project
July 8, 2010
BELLS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comments on a power transmission improvement project that will help ensure continuing reliable power for the Bells area.
Proposed improvements include upgrading Gibson Electric Membership Corp.’s Bells Substation from 69 kilovolts to 161 kilovolts, and constructing about six miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line to power the enhanced substation. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Alamo Substation to the upgraded Bells Substation.
TVA is considering several alternate routes for the new line from a network of 20 possible line segments.
Public input on the proposed improvements and transmission line alternatives is encouraged, beginning with an open house in Alamo, Tenn., on July 22, from 3-7 p.m. CDT in the cafeteria at Crockett County High School, located at 2014 State Highway 88.
Detailed maps showing the network of alternate routes for the proposed power line will be available for review, and TVA staff will be on-hand to answer questions, discuss potential concerns and receive comments on the proposals. More information and a map are available at www.tva.com/power/projects.
To submit comments, contact Todd Moore toll free at TVA, (800) 362-4355, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments also may be submitted to Moore by mail at 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is August 23.
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, Chattanooga, (423) 751-7153
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000