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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project in Fort Payne

Jul 8, 2019

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input about upgrades to its transmission system to provide power for growing load and increased power reliability in the Fort Payne area of DeKalb County.

The proposed transmission line would begin at a point on TVA’s existing Fort Payne-Collinsville 161-kV transmission line and extend about 2.5 miles east to a new substation planned by the Fort Payne Improvement Authority.  The new line would be built on steel pole structures on new 100-foot-wide right of way. Alternative tap points and line routes 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. CDT on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Coal and Iron Building, 500 Gault Avenue North, Fort Payne, Alabama. 

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 Chris Austin toll free at (800) 362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Chris Austin, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is August 19, 2019.        

TVA is investing $2.2 billion Valley-wide in transmission system improvements over five years to continue our mission of providing low cost, reliable power. For more information about TVA and its 86-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


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