Environmental Reviews

TVA conducts environmental reviews in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made. These environmental reviews under NEPA typically also include assessments that facilitate compliance with other environmental review requirements such as those under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act

Programs, Plans and Policies
Power Generation – Coal and Gas
Power Generation – Nuclear
Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables
Economic Development
Land, Facilities and Permitting
River System Operations
Transmission
Natural Resources Management

Open for Public Comment

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Listing of Completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists

Fiscal Year 2022

Fiscal Year 2021

For the quarter ending September 30, 2020

Programs, Plans and Policies

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Power Generation – Coal and Gas

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Power Generation – Nuclear

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Economic Development

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Land, Facilities and Permitting

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

River System Operations

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Transmission

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Natural Resources Management

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

On December 20, 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing changes to its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

In October 2019, TVA released a draft EA that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering. TVA received nearly 290 comments from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to these public comments in an appendix.  

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process.

Related Documents

Green Power Providers Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting Information (PDF, 2.5mb)

Green Power Providers Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.6mb)

Green Power Providers Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902