$62 M transmission line to be built in Memphis

US: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has identified a preferred route for a new transmission line that would diversify the power flow to increase power reliability in the Memphis metro area.

The utility is doling out over $62 M in transmission projects and the new line would begin at TVA’s existing Allen Fossil Plant-Horn Lake 161 kV transmission line near the Tennessee/Mississippi line and extend east to the Freeport substation.    

The selected route is expected to have the least impact on the area, based on public input from the open house and additional evaluation of other factors, including social, environmental and engineering impacts.

Surveys are expected to commence in fall 2019 and start acquiring easements in fall 2020. Construction is scheduled to ramp up in spring 2022 and be finished in winter 2022-2023.

Source: Utility Products