The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to build a new $300 million system operations center in southern Meigs County as part of one of the biggest upgrades of TVA's power grid in the utility's 85-year history.

The new facility, which is scheduled to be built over the next three years on part of more than 150 acres TVA acquired last year near Georgetown and Gunstocker Creek, will replace the power control center now housed beneath TVA's downtown Chattanooga Office Complex.

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