TVA is considering improvements to its transmission system that would provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in the Bowling Green area of Warren County in Kentucky.
This area is served by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC). Warren RECC is planning to build the Transpark East, Kentucky 161-kilovolt Substation on the north side of Fred Madison Road in Bowling Green.
TVA is proposing to build about 2 miles of single-circuit, 161-kilovolt transmission line to the new substation from our East Bowling Green-South Glasgow 161-kilovolt Transmission Line. The new line would consist primarily of single-pole, steel structures centered on new 100-foot-wide right of way.
TVA also proposes to build the Interstate 65 161-kilovolt Switching Station north of Interstate 65 on the East Bowling Green-South Glasgow 161-kilovolt Transmission Line. TVA is proposing two alternative locations for the Interstate 65 Switching Station.
TVA will obtain enough land (about 10-12 acres) at the Transpark tap point to ultimately accommodate 5 bays at the switching station in the future.
Additionally, TVA will identify and purchase right of way for future construction of two separate 161-kilovolt double-circuit power lines between the East Bowling Green Switching Station and the proposed Interstate 65 Switching Station. Both rights of way will be 100 feet wide to accommodate primarily double-circuit, steel-pole structures.
There are 40 alternative line segments under consideration for the route of the new transmission line and 2 alternative sites under consideration for the new switching station.
Property owners near and along the alternative transmission line segments have been invited to a virtual open house by mail – including about 84 property owners representing about 110 parcels.
The virtual open house is available from July 28 through August 29, 2022, at
Property owners and members of the public are invited to submit comments and questions about this proposed transmission project through August 29, 2022.
The project is expected to be in service in summer 2025. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2024. (Dates are subject to change -- unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)
Transpark East, Kentucky Virtual Open House
July 28 – August 29, 2022
TVA's process for siting new transmission projects is designed to allow public input at various stages. TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders to address concerns during various stages of the project. Comments received during the comment period will be used in reaching a decision on the proposed action.
TVA is interested in receiving comments concerning how this project may affect the environment, historic properties or any other issues associated with this proposal. Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record.
If you cannot access the virtual open house but have questions or comments, contact Gina Howard. All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA no later than August 29, 2022. (See contact information below).
The map shows the area of the proposed transmission improvements. The map is also available below as a PDF file.
If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA (see below).
(Dates are subject to change -- unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)
|Virtual Open House begins||July 28, 2022|
|Comments accepted through||August 29, 2022|
|Determine preferred route for field surveys||Early fall 2022|
|Surveys of the right of way are scheduled to begin||Fall 2022|
|Easement purchases are scheduled to begin||Winter 2023-2024|
|Construction is scheduled to begin||Summer 2024|
|Project in service||Summer 2025|
The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize any land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this project.
Efforts are made during the siting process to avoid or minimize impacts to floodplains and wetlands in accordance with Executive Orders 11988 and 11990. Floodplains and wetlands are shown on the referenced map. The map illustrates how the route avoids or impacts floodplains and wetlands. Because of project and topographic constraints and because of minimizing impacts to other social, environmental, and engineering resources, no practicable alternative may be available that would allow complete avoidance of impacts to floodplains and wetlands which may require mitigation for minimizing impacts. Also, best management practices would be utilized throughout the project to minimize adverse floodplain and wetland impacts. In compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, TVA will be coordinating wetland findings with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
More information on this project can be obtained from: