TVA proposes to build transmission line

By Staff and Press Reports

TVA has proposed to build 55 miles of transmission line from the Red Hills Power plant substation to the Kosciusko substation and continue the line to connect to the Leake-Singleton transmission line.

This proposed transmission line would go through large parts of Choctaw County from the power plant through Weir and McCool onto Attala County and further.

TVA says the new transmission line would “increase power reliabilty for the areas covered by the Central Electric Power Association and 4-County Electric Power Association.”

The line would also resolve overload issues and would power three local substations-Weir, Kosciusko and Singleton substations.

TVA says the transmission line would be built on steel pole structures.

TVA held a public open house in Ackerman on September 8 to allow the public and possible affected landowners to come and learn more about the project.

Landowners in Choctaw County that could possibly be affected were invited by letter to the open house to see maps and learn more about how this would affect their property. Landowners were shown the proposed route along with several alternate routes.

TVA encourages public comment about the proposed Red Hills-Leake Power Supply Project. The public comment period ends October 10.

Submit your comments to Chris Austin at newtransline#tva.gov, call Toll-free number 
800-362-4355 or mail comments to: Chris Austin, Transmission System Siting
1101 Market St. MR 4G 
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801.

TVA estimates to announce the preferred transmission line route in Spring 2015.

For more information about the project visit www.tva.com/power/projects.

Choctaw County residents and landowners view maps of the proposed transmission line to be built through Choctaw County at the TVA Open House on September 8.

Choctaw County residents and landowners view maps of the proposed transmission line to be built through Choctaw County at the TVA Open House on September 8.