TVA Proposes New Transmission Project in Mississippi in Winston Co.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is considering improvements to its transmission system that would increase power reliability in parts of Winston and Noxubee Counties in Mississippi. It is proposing to build 17 to 20 miles of a single-circuit transmission line to connect two existing TVA stations.

The line would begin at the TVA’s Midway 161-kV station in Winston County and extend east to the TVA’s South Macon 161-kV station in Noxubee County. There are seven alternative transmission line routes consisting of 15 alternative line segments under consideration. The line would be built on steel pole, single-circuit structures.

The project is expected to be in service in winter 2022 to 2023. Construction is scheduled to begin in winter-spring 2021 to 2022.