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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Power Line Project

March 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking public comments and holding an open house to answer questions about a transmission line project to supply Central Electric Power Association’s upgraded substation and improve power reliability in the area.

TVA is proposing to build about 12 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line from a line supplied by TVA’s existing Philadelphia Substation to Central EPA’s proposed upgraded substation southwest of House, Miss.

TVA is considering several alternative routes. The line would be built on steel pole structures on new 100-foot right of way.

Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. CDT, at the Neshoba County Coliseum - Concourse, 12000 State Highway 15 North, Philadelphia, Miss., 39350.

Detailed maps showing the different possible locations for the proposed power line will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available.

To submit comments, contact TVA’s Allen Miller toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at or by mail to: W. Allen Miller, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is April 28.

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.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000



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