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TVA Invites Public to Open House for Proposed Transmission Project in Cullman County

Jun 12, 2023

Hanceville, AL – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Colony, Arkadelphia, and Mulberry River areas near Hanceville, Alabama, in Cullman County. 

TVA proposes to invest about $11 million to build a new power line connection from the existing Hanceville-Bremen 161-kilovolt transmission line to Cullman Electric’s new Mulberry Substation located on the north side of Alabama Highway 91 between County Roads 503 and 504.  The new line would be less than eight miles and built using primarily single- and double-pole, steel structures on new 100-foot-wide right of way.   

TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders and encourages public input.  The public is encouraged to attend an open house any time between 3 and 7 p.m., CT, on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at the Colony Education Complex, 151 Byars Road, Hanceville, Alabama.  Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission line 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 July 31, 2023, for those who are not able to attend the open house.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Spencer Whittier toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Spencer Whittier, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is July 31, 2023.   

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 reliable, affordable, resilient and clean energy.

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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