Tennessee Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (TN)
The steps of the Tennessee bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in Tennessee
The Tennessee electric grid is part of North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Tennessee, SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) is the regional entities, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. The Tennessee Valley Authority is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in the state.
There are no investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers in Tennessee.