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Calhoun, Georgia – Area Power System Improvements

Gordon and Whitfield Counties, Tennessee

On April 26, 2016, TVA issued an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposal to improve the existing power supply in the Dalton and Calhoun, Georgia area by constructing, operating, and maintaining a second 19.2-mile, 150-foot wide, transmission line between TVA’s Center Point and Moss Lake 230-kilovolt (kV) substations, and purchasing a 1.3-mile section of right-of-way (ROW) to accommodate a future 230-kV transmission line ROW. TVA would purchase easements that provide the necessary rights to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed transmission line route. The ROW easements TVA proposes to acquire total approximately 317 acres.  Additionally, 53 acres of existing ROW would be utilized for the proposed transmission line. 

The EA describes the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the transmission line. The EA and FONSI are available through the links below.

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

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 10.7mb)

Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 0.1mb)


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Anita Masters
NEPA Project Manager
[email protected]
1101 Market Street, BR 2C
Chattanooga, TN 37402