Lebanon (Vesta Road), Tennessee
Power Supply Upgrade
TVA is considering improvements to the transmission system in the Lebanon, Tennessee area.
Additional power is needed for growing industrial load in the area. Middle Tennessee EMC plans to build a new substation. TVA would build a transmission line to provide power to the substation.
TVA will hold an open house on September 12, 2013 to provide information, answer questions and accept comments about the proposed transmission line.
The proposed project consists of six to eight miles of new transmission line. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Lebanon-Murfreesboro 161,000 volt line or west from TVA’s Wilson-Lebanon 161,000 volt line
TVA is considering 19 alternative routes. The line would be built on steel pole structures centered on a 100-foot right-of-way.
The project is expected to be in service June 2015. Construction would begin February 2015. (Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)
TVA's process for siting new transmission projects is designed to allow public input at all stages. TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders to address concerns during the course of the project. Comments received during the comment period will be used in reaching a decision on the proposed action.
TVA will hold an open house to discuss the proposed transmission line project. Details are as follows:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road
Lebanon, Tennessee 37090
TVA representatives will be available at the open house to provide information, answer questions and receive comments. Large maps showing the alternative transmission line routes under consideration will be available.
TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.
If you have special needs, please contact Tanya Adams at least five days prior to the meeting toll-free at (800) 362-4355.
If you cannot attend the meeting but have questions or comments, contact Chris Columber (see contact information). All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA no later than October 11, 2013.
The map shows the network of alternative routes TVA is considering for the proposed transmission line. The map is also available below as a PDF file.
Possible routes of proposed transmission line (PDF, xx kb)
If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA.
The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize any land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this project.
(Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)
|Open house||Sept. 12, 2013|
|Comments accepted||through Oct. 11, 2013|
|Determine preferred route for field surveys||winter 2013-2014|
|Surveys of the right of way are scheduled to begin||spring 2014|
|Easement purchases are scheduled to begin||fall 2014|
|Construction is scheduled to begin||February 2015|
|Project in service||June 2015|