TVA System Operations Center and Power System Supply

Bradley, Hamilton, and Meigs Counties, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) regarding its proposal to replace the existing System Operations Center (SOC) with a new standalone facility constructed approximately three-quarters of a mile northeast of the intersection of State Highways 58 and 60 in Meigs County in Georgetown, Tennessee.

TVA also proposes to build approximately 5.25 miles of double-circuit transmission line extending northwest through portions of Bradley, Hamilton, and Meigs counties to power a new substation. Approximately 4.25 miles of the proposed transmission line would be located on existing TVA right-of-way (ROW). The remaining one-mile section of transmission line would be located on new 100-foot-wide ROW, with approximately 0.2 mile of the new TL being located on the proposed SOC site.

The draft EA evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives: a) No Action, do not construct a new SOC, substation, and transmission line and leave the SOC at its current location; and b) constructing a new standalone System Operations Control Center, Gunstocker Creek 161-kV Substation, and associated 161-kV transmission line.

TVA will use this EA to support the decision-making process and to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement should be prepared or whether a FONSI may be issued.

Submitting Comments

Comments may be submitted online, via email to, or by mail to the contact below. To be considered, comments must be submitted or postmarked no later than November 29, 2019. Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection.


Additional information on this project is available, including background information, maps, and a project schedule.

Related Documents


For more information about the environmental review contact:

Anita E. Masters
NEPA Project Manager
(423) 751-8697
1101 Market Street, BR 4A
Chattanooga, TN 37402