TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Power Line Project
September 4, 2013
CALHOUN, Ga. - The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would provide a backup path for electricity to south Whitfield and north Gordon counties.
TVA is proposing to build about 20 miles of 115-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend from North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.’s existing Swamp Creek Substation, located south of Dalton, to their Fuller Substation, located on the south side of Calhoun. TVA is considering several alternative routes.
The line would be built on steel pole structures designed to accommodate a future 230-kilovolt transmission line. The line would be centered on mostly new and some existing right of way. TVA is proposing to purchase new right of way from TVA’s existing Center Point Substation, located south of Dalton, to the new line.
Two open houses will be held to provide information and accept public comments -- one on Sept. 17 and one on Sept. 19, from 3-7 p.m. EDT. The Sept. 17 event will be held at the Calhoun Convention Center Cherokee Room, 100 Peters St, Calhoun, Ga. The Sept. 19 open house will be held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center Banquet Hall 1, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. The same information will be available at both events.
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 on the tranmission projects page of this web site.
To submit comments, contact TVA’s Allen Miller toll free at 800-362-4355, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: W. Allen Miller, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Oct. 21.
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.
Mike Bradley, (423) 751-3118
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000