MURRAY, Ky. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input about upgrades to its transmission system, which involves building about nine miles of new 161-kilovolt transmission line to provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Kenlake area of Calloway and Marshall Counties.
The new line would begin at a point on TVA’s existing Marshall-Murray 161-kV transmission line and extend southeast to a new substation planned by West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. The new line would be built on steel pole 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 public input. Members of the public are encouraged to attend an open house from 3-7 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Springhill Suites Marriott—Chestnut Room, 1512 North 12th Street, Murray, Ky.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Todd Moore, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Jan. 7, 2019.
TVA is investing $2.2 billion Valley-wide in transmission system improvements over the next five years to continue our mission of providing low cost, reliable power.
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