TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project in Hopkinsville
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Hopkinsville area of Christian and Todd Counties.
TVA proposes to invest about $30 million to build a new switching station at the Commerce Park II industrial complex and power it by building electric lines from the existing Edgoten-Casky and Paradise-Clarksville 161-kilovolt Transmission Lines. The new lines would total less than eleven miles and be built using primarily double-pole, steel structures on a new 100-foot-wide right of way. TVA would also obtain about 10 to 12 acres of land to accommodate the new switching station.
TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders during the course of the project and encourages public input. Learn more about the project by visiting TVA’s website from Thursday, April 6 through Monday, May 8, 2023, at tva.com/energy/transmissionprojects. Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission lines are available. Members of the public are able to submit comments and ask questions.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Gina Howard toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected], or by mail to: Gina Howard, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is May 8, 2023.
After a decade of nearly flat load growth, TVA has experienced nearly 2.5% demand growth from 2020 to 2022. TVA reports the region’s population growth is six times higher than the national rate. To prepare for growth, TVA is investing $2.8 billion in transmission system improvements across its service area through 2027 to build the energy grid of the future that will continue to provide clean, low-cost, reliable power.
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