BATESVILLE, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on proposed transmission system upgrades to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Batesville, Charleston, Coffeeville and Oakland, Mississippi, areas.
TVA proposes to invest approximately $18 million in about 18 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line from Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association’s North Oakland substation to TVA’s Coffeeville substation. The new line would be built using primarily steel, single-pole structures on new 100-foot-wide right of way. Alternative line segments are under consideration for the route of the new line.
TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders during the course of the project and encourages public input. Members of the public are encouraged to attend a virtual open house on TVA’s website at tvavirtual.com/OaklandtoCoffeeville from Nov. 19 through Dec. 21. Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed transmission line will be available. Property owners may ask questions and submit comments. Information about the project is also available at tva.com/transmissionprojects.
The public may also submit comments by contacting TVA’s Cherie Minghini toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Cherie Minghini, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Dec. 21, 2020.
TVA is investing over $2 billion in transmission system improvements across the service area between 2021 and 2025 to build the energy grid of the future that will continue to provide clean, low-cost, reliable power.
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