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TVA Invites Public to Open House for Proposed Transmission Project in Wilson and Rutherford Counties

Apr 8, 2024

LEBANON, Tenn. – 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 Wilson and Rutherford County areas of Tennessee. 

TVA proposes to invest about $6 million to build a new power line connection from the existing Lebanon-Murfreesboro 161-kilovolt Transmission Line to Middle Tennessee Electric’s new Fall Creek Substation to be built near the intersection of Powells Chapel Road and Highway 452 in Rutherford County. The new line would be less than 4 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., CDT, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at The Mill at Lebanon, 300 N. Maple Street, in Lebanon. 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.com/transmissionprojects. TVA is also providing a virtual open house at tvavirtual.com/fallcreek from Thursday, April 25 through Monday, May 27, 2024, for those who are not able to attend the open house.

The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Andrew Jones toll-free at 800-362-4355, by email at [email protected] or by mail to:  Andrew Jones, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street, MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801.  The deadline for comments is May 27, 2024.

According to a 2024 University of Tennessee study, the region’s population could grow by 22% by 2050. To prepare for growth, TVA is building 3,800 megawatts of new generation 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.

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