TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project
July 18, 2011
MONTEREY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comments on a transmission line project needed to assure reliable electricity for Putnam and Cumberland counties in Tennessee.
TVA is proposing to build a 500-kilovolt substation and up to 4 miles of transmission line to connect the substation to the electricity grid. TVA is considering three alternate locations for the substation, all in the vicinity of the existing Campbell Junction 161-kV Substation, located northwest of Crossville and north of I-40.
Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on July 28, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. CDT, at the conference room of the Super 8 Motel, 522 East Stratton Ave. in Monterey.
Detailed maps showing the different substation sites and transmission line routes for the proposed new facilities will be available, and TVA staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available.
To submit comments, contact TVA's Chris Austin toll free at (800) 362-4355, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by mail: Chris Austin, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Aug. 30, 2011.
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
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000