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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project

November 5, 2012

CORNERSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would improve electric reliability in Marshall County by providing power to a new local substation.

TVA is proposing to build about 5 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend south from TVA’s existing Belfast-Elk Ridge transmission line to Duck River Electric Membership Corporation’s proposed Cornersville 161-kilovolt substation, to be located across Ostella Road from the existing Cornersville 46-kilovolt substation.

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

Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on Nov. 15, from 3-7 p.m. CST, at the Cornersville High School Cafeteria, 323 South Main St., Cornersville, Tenn.

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

To submit comments, contact TVA’s Chris Columber toll free at 800-362-4355, by e-mail or by mail to: Chris Columber, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Dec. 17.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

Media Contact

Media Contact: Myra Ireland, 423-751-7153
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000


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