TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project
Nov. 3, 2009
ADDISON, Ala. – To improve the reliability of electric service in the Addison area, TVA is proposing improvements to its transmission system and is encouraging public input on the proposed improvements, beginning with an open house in Addison Nov. 19.
Improvements would include a new Cullman Electric Cooperative substation in Arley and a new TVA 161-kilovolt transmission line six to seven miles long.
The proposed new line would extend south from TVA’s existing Addison 161-kV line to the new Helicon substation, located in Arley between County Road 40 and Helicon Road. TVA is considering several alternative routes for the line from a network of nine possible line segments.
TVA will present the alternatives at an open house to be held from 3 to 7 p.m. CST Nov. 19 at the Addison Community Center, 16391 County Road 41 in Addison. Detailed maps showing the network of alternative 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. Additional information and a map is available at http://www.tva.com/power/projects/index.htm.
For additional information or to submit comments, contact Todd Moore, TVA, 1101 Market St. (MR 4G), Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801, call toll free 800-362-4355, e-mail email@example.com or visit TVA’s website. The deadline to provide comments is Dec. 21.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also creates economic development opportunities and manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
Myra Ireland, Chattanooga, (423) 751-7153 TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000