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

Sep 21, 2023

NETTLETON, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system improvements to provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Nettleton area of Lee County.

TVA proposes to invest about $16 million to build a new power line connection from the existing Tupelo-Okolona 161-kV Transmission Line to Tombigbee Electric Power Association’s upgraded Nettleton Substation located at 7095 Will Robbins Highway in Nettleton.  The new line would be less than 8 miles and built using primarily single-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, October 5, 2023, at the Dorothy J. Lowe Nettleton Public Library at 165 Young Avenue in Nettleton.  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  If you cannot attend in person, TVA is providing a virtual open house at through November 6, 2023.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Les Warnock toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to:  Les Warnock, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801.  The deadline for comments is November 6, 2023.

TVA reports the region’s population growth is three times higher than the national rate.  To prepare for growth, TVA is building 3,800 megawatts of new generation by 2028 and 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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