TUPELO, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Tupelo area of Lee County.
TVA proposes to invest about $1.6 million to build a new power line connection from the existing Tupelo-Structure 119, 161-kilovolt transmission line, to Tupelo Water & Light’s new substation. The new line would be less than one mile and built using primarily steel, double-pole structures on new 100-foot-wide right of way. Tupelo Water & Light is building a 161-kilovolt substation on the north side of North Green Street about a quarter-mile southeast of the intersection of North Gloster Street (State Highway 145) and North Green Street to improve power reliability in the northeastern service area.
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 visit TVA’s website from Thursday, July 1, through Friday, July 30, 2021, at www.tva.com/energy/transmissionprojects. The website includes detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission line. Members of the public are able to submit comments and ask questions.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Kelly Evans toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Kelly Evans, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is July 30, 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 88-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.