Cumberland Solar Farm

Limestone County, Alabama

TVA requests your comments on its draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed power purchase agreement with a solar generating facility in Limestone County, Alabama. Please submit your comments by January 21, 2018.

TVA has tentatively approved an agreement to purchase the electricity generated by Cumberland Land Holdings, LLC proposed 20-megawatt Cumberland Solar Facility for up to 20 years, pending the outcome of the assessment. The photovoltaic solar generating facility, currently scheduled for completion in late 2018, would occupy approximately 140 acres of a 155-acre tract, approximately 20 miles northwest of Huntsville, Alabama. The proposed solar facility would be connected to the immediately adjacent TVA-owned Ardmore Substation by an overhead 44-kilovolt (kV) power line originating at a new on-site substation near the existing TVA Ardmore Substation. The connecting power line would be constructed and owned by Cumberland Land Holdings, LLC and would terminate at a new pole and switch constructed and owned by TVA on the Ardmore Substation property. The draft Environmental Assessment evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connection.

Submitting Comments

Submit your comments by January 21, 2018 by e-mail or mail to Ashley Pilakowski at the addresses below. Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Ashley Pilakowski
(865) 632-2256
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902