MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to provide input on a draft Environmental Assessment for the Muscle Shoals Solar Project in Colbert County. The draft EA evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connection. The draft EA is available at www.tva.com/nepa.
TVA has entered into a power purchase agreement with Muscle Shoals Solar LLC to purchase the power generated by the proposed Muscle Shoals Solar Project. The project is anticipated to include up to 227 megawatts alternating current in generating capacity. The proposed solar facility would be constructed and operated by Muscle Shoals Solar LLC.
The draft EA includes two alternatives: a No Action Alternative and an Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, TVA would not purchase the power generated by the project under the 20-year PPA with Muscle Shoals Solar LLC and TVA would not be involved with the project. Under the Action Alternative, Muscle Shoals Solar would acquire approximately 2,432 acres of land in Colbert County and construct, operate, and maintain a single-axis tracking photovoltaic solar power facility of up to 227 MW AC generating capacity.
Comments on the draft EA should be submitted or postmarked no later than August 15, 2019. Comments can be submitted online at www.tva.com/nepa, by email to [email protected], or in writing to Elizabeth Smith, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B-K, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.
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