Shelby County, Tennessee
On December 17, 2018, TVA issued a final a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact for its proposed purchase of power from SR Innovations’ proposed 2 megawatt (MW) solar facility in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. The photovoltaic solar generating facility would occupy approximately 45 acres located approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Memphis. 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. It would connect to the existing Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW)-owned overhead 12.47-kilovolt (kV) powerline along the southern boundary of the project site.
The solar facility would be constructed and operated by SR Innovation and would have direct current (DC) generating capacity of 2 MW. 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. This project is being developed to help support MLGW customer goals for renewable energy.
The EA evaluated the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connections.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: