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Rugby, Tennessee (Sunbright and Deer Lodge)

Power Supply Upgrade

image of towerTVA is considering improvements to its transmission system that will improve 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 (Plateau EC’s) existing Sunbright Substation.

Plateau EC plans to build the Deer Lodge Substation and transmission line from the Sunbright Substation to power the new substation.

TVA is considering several substation locations and 16 alternate line segments. The line would be built on steel pole structures on new 100-foot right of way.

TVA will hold an open house on April 3, 2014 to provide information, answer questions and receive comments about the proposed transmission project.

The project is expected to be in service summer 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2016.

(Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)

Public involvement

TVA's process for siting new transmission projects is designed to allow public input at various 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 project. Details are as follows:

Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Sunbright School Cafeteria
205 Burrville Road
Sunbright, Tennessee 37872

TVA representatives will be available at the open house to provide information, answer questions and receive comments. Large maps showing the alternative locations for the transmission upgrades will be available.

TVA is interested in receiving comments concerning how this project may affect the environment, historic properties or 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 Todd Moore (see contact information). All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA no later than May 5, 2014.

Map

The map shows the route TVA is considering for the proposed transmission line. The map is also available below as a PDF file.

Substation tap line (loop) details are shown in PDF map

 

Possible routes of proposed transmission line (PDF, 4.9 mb)

If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA.

Environmental reviews

The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this proposed project.

Project schedule

Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.

Open house April 3, 2014
Comments accepted May 5, 2014
Determine preferred route for field surveys summer 2014
Surveys of the right of way are scheduled to begin fall 2014
Easement purchases are scheduled to begin fall 2015
Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2016
Project in service summer 2017
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Contact

More information on this project can be obtained from:

Todd Moore
Transmission System Siting
1101 Market St. MR 4G
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801

Toll-free number
800-362-4355

E-mail address
newtransline@tva.gov

           
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