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TVA Invites Public to Open House for Proposed Transmission Project In Cheatham and Robertson Counties

Feb 29, 2024

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to continue to serve growing electricity load and increase power reliability in the Cheatham and Robertson County areas of Middle Tennessee.

TVA proposes to build a substation and three power line connections which would also serve a proposed TVA gas-powered plant on Lockertsville Road in Cheatham County. The three new lines would total about 31 to 38 miles and be built using primarily double-pole (H-frame), steel structures on a combination of existing and new 100-foot-wide right of way. A new 187.5-foot-wide right of way would be used where proposed routes parallel each other.

  • What: Open House on Proposed Transmission Project
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7, 2024
    Noon to 7 p.m. CT on both days
  • Where: Hampton Inn, 1609 Highway 12 South, Ashland City, Tennessee
  • Other: Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission lines will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns, and receive comments.

More information is available at TVA is also providing a virtual open house at through April 8, 2024, for those who are not able to attend the open houses in person.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Taylor Warden toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Taylor Warden, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is April 8, 2024.

TVA reports the region’s population is growing at three times 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 reliable, affordable, resilient and clean energy.

Media Partners: An interview opportunity is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6

About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.

TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


Scott Brooks
Public Relations
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