TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project

January 27, 2020

BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission improvements that would provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Blue Ridge area of Fannin County.   

The proposed new line would begin at a point on TVA’s existing Basin-Toccoa River 161-kilovolt transmission line and extend four to five miles southeast to a new station planned by Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation. The new line would be built on a combination of single-pole and H-frame, steel structures on new 100-foot-wide right of way. Alternative tap points and line segments 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 input. Members of the public are invited to attend an open house between 3 and 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Fannin County Senior Life Services Center, 440 W. First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia. 

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

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Rob Nidiffer toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at or by mail to: Rob Nidiffer, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is March 2, 2020.           

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

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Malinda Hunter
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
(423) 751-3098
Chattanooga, TN