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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project

March 18, 2014

RUGBY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to comment on planned transmission system improvements to increase power reliability in Morgan County.

TVA is proposing to build a new Rugby Substation and connect it to the nearby Livingston-Huntsville 161-kilovolt line. TVA also proposes to build six to nine miles of transmission line from the new Rugby Substation to Plateau Electric Cooperative’s existing Sunbright Substation. The line would be built on steel pole structures on new 100-foot right of way. Several substation locations and alternate line routes are under consideration.

Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. EDT, at the Sunbright School Cafeteria, 205 Burrville Road, Sunbright, Tenn.

Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed system upgrades will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available.

To submit comments call TVA’s Todd Moore toll free at 800-362-4355, email him at or mail him at Todd Moore, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is May 5.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives 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.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000


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