DAYTON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about upgrades to its transmission system in Dayton, Tennessee. Investing in a new transmission line will support the growing economy and increase power reliability.
TVA is proposing to build about 12 miles of double-circuit transmission line from the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant-Watts Bar Hydro Plant 161-kV transmission line to the North Dayton 161-kV substation. TVA would also expand the North Dayton 161-kV substation which is located on Back Valley Road. The line would be built using double-circuit, steel pole structures centered on existing and new 100 foot-wide right of way. The existing right of way will be expanded from 75 to 100 feet wide. Several alternate line routes are under consideration.
TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders during the course of the project and encourages public input. Members of the public are encouraged to attend an open house from 3-7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the Rhea County Welcome Center, 107 Main Street, Dayton, Tennessee.
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 https://www.tva.com/transmissionprojects.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Todd Moore toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Todd Moore, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Oct. 22, 2018.
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