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TVA Invites Public to Open House for Proposed Transmission Project In Cherokee and Calhoun Counties

Jun 10, 2024

Piedmont, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to continue to serve the growing electrical load and increase power reliability in the Cherokee and Calhoun County areas of Alabama.

Cherokee Electric Cooperative is planning to build a substation on the corner of New Liberty and Foster West Roads in Calhoun County. TVA proposes to build about 5.5 to 5.8 miles of single-circuit transmission line to serve the new substation. The new line would be built using primarily single-pole structures (with the possibility of 2-pole, H-frame structures in hilly areas) centered on new 100-foot-wide right of way.

What: Proposed Transmission Project Open House
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. CT
Clyde H. Pike Civic Center Gymnasium, 500 Mill Street, Piedmont, Alabama
TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns, and receive comments. More information, including maps and the project schedule, is available on TVA provides a virtual open house through July 29, 2024, for those unable to attend the open house.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Nathan Murrell toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Nathan Murrell, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is July 29, 2024.

TVA reports the region growing three times faster than the national average and the University of Tennessee’s Baker School projects our region’s population to grow 22% by 2050. To support this growth on a local level, TVA is investing $2.8 billion to strengthen the power grid across its service area through 2027. With nearly 60% of TVA’s energy already carbon-free, these power grid improvements will help ensure the region’s energy security as the agency provides reliable, affordable, resilient, and clean energy. To help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills, learn more about how TVA offers rebates and incentives at

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 Fiedler
Public Relations
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