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Algood 161-kV Transmission Line

Putnam County, Tennessee

On May 8, 2008, TVA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Environmental Assessment for the Algood transmission line project.

The proposed 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line would be approximately 5.5 miles long. It would supply power from TVA’s existing West Cookeville-Peavine 161-kV transmission line to a new Algood 161-kV substation being constructed by the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC). This new substation will replace the existing UCEMC 69-kV Algood substation. TVA also proposes to sell a 1.6-mile segment of the existing West Cookeville-East Cookeville-Algood 69-kV transmission line to UCEMC.

A draft of the Environmental Assessment was available for public comment from November 29, 2007 through January 15, 2008. TVA has addressed the comments in the Final Environmental Assessment and, in response to public and agency comments, made changes to the proposed line route to avoid a historic road.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 100 kb)

Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.1 mb)

Figure 2 - Potential Route Segments (PDF, 1.5 mb)

Appendices (PDF, 2.0 mb)

Addendum A - Responses to Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (PDF, 262 kb)

Addendum B - Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Part 1 (PDF, 3.5 mb)
Part 2 (PDF, 5.5 mb)
Part 3 (PDF, 5.0 mb)
Part 4 (PDF, 5.2 mb)
Part 5 (PDF, 4.0 mb)

Contact information

To receive a printed copy of the document or for additional information please contact:

James F. Williamson, Jr.
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Fax: 865-632-3451