JACKSON, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about upgrades to its transmission system, which involves a new transmission line in the Flowood, Mississippi area to provide power for growing electrical demand and improved electrical reliability.
TVA is proposing to build a 4 to 5 mile transmission line from their existing Sebastopol-Langford 161-kV transmission line to a new substation planned by the Central Electric Power Association. The line would be built on steel pole structures on 100-foot-wide right of way. Several alternate line routes are under consideration.
TVA is investing more than $80 million into the region’s electric system to support economic and community development efforts and lower electric rates which are now 2 percent below 2013 levels.
Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house from 3-7 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the McClain Lodge in McClain Hall, 314 Clark Creek Road, Brandon, Mississippi.
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 tva.com/transmissionprojects.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Chris Austin toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Chris Austin, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is May 14, 2018.
Mississippi is home to TVA’s largest combined cycle plant – Magnolia. TVA partners with 28 local power companies to deliver 99.999 percent reliable power to 343,000 households and 85,000 commercial or industrial customers, with 8 customers directly served by TVA.
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