TVA Seeking Public Input on Draft Environmental Assessment For New Transmission Line

December 01, 2016

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority has released a draft Environmental Assessment for construction and operation of a 43-mile transmission line between Kosciusko and Ackerman, Mississippi.

TVA is considering this project to improve the reliability of the electrical power system in the area. Providing an additional source of power to the upgraded Kosciusko Substation would address voltage and reliability problems within Central Electric Power Association’s service area.

The draft study considers the environmental effects of purchase approximately 524 acres of right-of-way easements, constructing, operating and maintaining the proposed transmission line route. The new transmission line would be constructed using steel-pole structures and is scheduled to be in service by October 2018.

The draft Environmental Assessment is available online or by contacting Anita Masters, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., BR 4A, Chattanooga, TN, 37402. Comments on the draft Environmental Assessment may be submitted until Dec. 14, 2016 and can be submitted online at the web address above or mailed to Ms. Masters.

Contact

Chris Stanley
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

tvainfo@tva.gov
(901) 577-2616