Power Supply Upgrade
Public involvement during the September 17 and 19 open houses and the 30-day comment period has resulted in revisions to the alternative route segments. Several segments in the Carbondale area have been deleted because of conflicts with new developments planned or occurring in the area. Three alternative route segments—39, 40 and 41—have been added to change the approach to the Center Point Substation and expand the possibilities for a connection to Swamp Creek Substation.
Several alternative segments have been deleted at the southern end after on-site inspection to determine a preferred route for crossing existing transmission lines. Minor route segment changes have been made to better accommodate planned land uses or mitigate potential route concerns.
The interactive and PDF maps below have been modified to reflect the changes. A decision on the preferred route is expected this winter.
TVA is considering improvements to the transmission system in the south Whitfield and north Gordon Counties, Georgia area.
TVA's Center Point - Moss Lake 230-115,000 volt line extends from south of Dalton to the east of Resaca and Calhoun and powers six North Georgia EMC substations.
This project would improve reliability with a second source of power to the area via a new 115,000 volt line extending from North Georgia EMC's existing Swamp Creek Substation, located south of Dalton on the west side, to their Fuller Substation, located on the southwest side of Calhoun.
TVA will hold two open houses on September 17 and 19, 2013 to provide information, answer questions and accept comments about the proposed transmission line.
The proposed project consists of about 20 miles of new transmission line.
TVA is considering several alternative routes. The line would be built on steel pole structures centered on a 150-foot right of way.
The project is expected to be in service winter 2017. Construction would begin winter 2016.
TVA's process for siting new transmission projects is designed to allow public input at all stages. TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders to address concerns during the course of the project. Comments received during the comment period will be used in reaching a decision on the proposed action.
TVA will hold an open house to discuss the proposed transmission line project. Details are as follows:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Calhoun Convention Center
100 Peters Street
Thursday, September 19, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center
Banquet Hall 1
2211 Dug Gap Battle Road
TVA representatives will be available at the open house to provide information and answer questions. Large maps showing the alternative transmission line routes under consideration will be available.
TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.
If you have special needs, please contact Tanya Adams at least five days prior to the meeting toll-free at (800) 362-4355.
If you cannot attend the meeting but have questions or comments, contact Allen Miller. All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA no later than October 21, 2013.
The map shows the network of alternative routes TVA is considering for the proposed transmission line. The map is also available below as a PDF file.
Possible routes of proposed transmission line (PDF, 11 mb)
If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA.
The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize any land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this project.
|Open houses||Sept. 17 and 19, 2013|
|Comments accepted||through Oct. 21, 2013|
|Determine preferred route for field surveys||winter 2013-2014|
|Surveys of the right of way are scheduled to begin||spring 2014|
|Easement purchases are scheduled to begin||summer 2016|
|Construction is scheduled to begin||winter 2016|
|Project in service||winter 2017|