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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Power Line Project

November 12, 2013

WOODLAND MILLS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about a transmission line project that would supply power to Gibson Electric Membership Corp.’s new substation and improve power reliability in the area.

TVA is proposing to build 3 to 5 miles of 161-kilovolt transmission line. The line would extend west from TVA’s existing Union City-North Union City 161-kV Transmission Line at the North Union City 161-kV Substation on Perry Browder Road toward Gibson EMC’s new Woodland Mills Substation.

TVA is considering several alternate routes. The line would be built on steel pole structures.  The alternatives being considered include both existing TVA right of way and new right of way.

Public input is encouraged, beginning with an open house on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, from 3 - 7 p.m. CST, at the William R. Nanney Civic Center, 201 Cannon Moore Drive and Highway 5, Woodland Mills, Tenn.

Detailed maps showing the different locations for the proposed power line will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available at http:/

To submit comments, contact TVA’s Kelly Evans toll free at 800 362-4355, by email at or by mail to: Kelly Evans, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Dec. 16.

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

Chris Stanley, 901-577-2616
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
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