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OAKLAND – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input for a proposed 18-mile transmission line that will stretch from Oakland to Coffeeville. The proposed line would provide power for the growing load and increase power reliability in the Batesville, Charleston, Coffeeville and Oakland areas served by Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TVEPA), according to TVA’s website.
Multiple routes are under consideration for the proposed new line that would run from TVEPA’s North Oakland substation to TVA’s Coffeeville substation. The proposed routes include 31 different line segments with different paths between the two locations.
The map identifies three general routes, one that stretches straight east from the Oakland substation, running north of Holly Springs National Forest before extending southeast to Coffeeville. The second general route runs southeast from the Oakland substation and would parallel County Road 211 for several miles including a stretch through Holly Springs National Forest before extending southeast to the Coffeeville substation. A third proposed route runs further south, bypassing the national forest before extending east to the Coffeeville substation. The TVA map identifies multiple proposed options along the three proposed main routes.
Property owners near and along the alternative transmission line segments have been invited to a virtual open house by mail – a list that includes about 196 owners representing about 314 land parcels. The virtual open house is available from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21 at www.tvavirtual.com/OaklandtoCoffeeville.
TVA is interested in receiving comments about how this project may affect the environment, historic properties and any other issues associated with the proposal. Property owners and members of the public are invited to submit comments and questions about this proposed transmission project through Dec. 21.
Virtual open house begins
Nov. 19, 2020
Comments accepted through
Dec. 21, 2020
Determine preferred route for field surveys
Winter 2020 – 2021
Surveys of the right-of-way are scheduled to begin
Easement purchases are scheduled to begin
Construction is scheduled to begin
Project in service
Winter 2024 – 2025