GALLATIN, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on transmission system upgrades to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Gallatin area.
TVA proposes to invest $9 million to build up to 7 miles of double-circuit, 161 kilovolt transmission line from TVA’s Gallatin-Portland line to the proposed North Gallatin substation. The new line would be built using primarily steel, two-pole structures on a combination of existing and new right of way. Alternative line segments are under consideration for the route of the new line.
TVA encourages public input and invites stakeholders to attend the virtual open house from Jan. 21 to Feb. 22, 2021. Project information and a link to the open house are available here. Detailed maps showing the proposed transmission lines will be available and property owners will be able to ask questions and submit comments online.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Rob Nidiffer toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Rob Nidiffer, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Feb. 22, 2021.
TVA is investing over $2 billion in transmission system improvements across the service area between 2021 and 2025 to build the energy grid of the future that will continue to provide, clean, low-cost, reliable power. For more information about TVA and its 87-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.