TVA presenting plan for comments

STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI - The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is planning improvements to its transmission system in the Golden Triangle area, and the utility is encouraging public input on the planned improvements, beginning with an open house April 24 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Planned improvements include construction of a new 161-kilovolt transmission line, which will be approximately 13 miles long. The line will extend from the Catalpa Creek Substation west to TVA's Starkville Switching Station. Several alternative routes for segments of the line are being considered.

Improvements also include a new switching station. TVA plans to construct the Clayton Village Switching Station adjacent to the existing Lakeside Substation, located along State Route 82 and the route of the new line.

TVA will present alternatives for the route of the line at an open house to be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the TVA Customer Service Center Auditorium on Research Boulevard in Starkville. Detailed maps showing the network of alternative routes for the power line and possible switching station locations will be available, and TVA staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss potential concerns and receive comments on the proposals.

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