TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project in Cullman County

January 13, 2020

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input about upgrades to its transmission system, which involves building about 11 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line to provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Trade area of Cullman County served by Cullman Electric Cooperative.

Cullman EC plans to expand and upgrade the Trade 46-kilovolt substation to 161-kilovolt. TVA’s proposed line would begin at Cullman EC’s existing Bremen 161-kilovolt substation located on Alabama Highway 69. The new line would then extend northwest 11 miles to the upgraded Trade substation located west of the intersection of County Roads 937 and 933. The new line would be built using a combination of single-pole and H-frame, steel structures centered on all new 100-foot-wide right of way. Alternative line segments and routes are under consideration for the route of the new line.

TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders during the course of the project and encourages public input. Members of the public are encouraged to attend an open house from 3-7 p.m. CST on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Dodge City Town Hall Community Center, 130 Howard Circle, Hanceville, Alabama 35077.

Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission line will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available at https://www.tva.com/transmissionprojects.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Spencer Whittier at 800-362-4355, by email at newtransline@tva.gov or by mail to: Spencer Whittier, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is February 18, 2020.

TVA is investing $2.2 billion in transmission system improvements between 2019 and 2024 to continue our mission of providing low cost, reliable power.
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Contact

Malinda Hunter
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

tvainfo@tva.gov
(423) 751-3098
Chattanooga, TN