Madison County, Tennessee
On March 21, 2019, TVA issued a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposed purchase of power from SR Jackson, LLCs (SR Jackson) proposed 2 megawatt (MW) solar facility in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.
The proposed solar facility would occupy approximately a 44 acre site, located approximately 7 miles west of downtown Jackson. The project would consist of multiple parallel rows of PV panels on single-axis tracking structures, DC to alternating current (AC) inverters, and one transformer.
The facility would be constructed and operated by SR Jackson, the facility specific entity affiliated with Silicon Ranch Corporation. It would connect to the existing Jackson Energy Authority (JEA)-owned overhead 12.47-kilovolt (kV) power line along the southern boundary of the project site. This project is being developed to help support JEA customer goals for renewable energy. The PPA would be executed through TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) program, under which TVA agrees to purchase qualifying renewable energy at set prices for a 20-year period.
The EA evaluated the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connections. On December 18, 2018, TVA released a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed solar project for public comment. The comment period closed on January 22, 2019. TVA considered the public’s input in finalizing the EA and addresses the comments received in the final assessment.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: