Giles County, Tennessee
On April 24, 2014, TVA issued a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposed purchase of electricity generated by the expansion of the Pulaski Energy Park near Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. The two expansions would increase the generating capacity of the Pulaski Energy Park, owned and operated by Silicon Ranch Investments, from 1.4 megawatts (MW) to approximately 1.8 MW. TVA’s power purchase would be through its Renewable Standard Offer program, where TVA purchases qualifying renewable energy at market rates.
The EA and FONSI describe the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the two solar farm expansions, which would occupy about 2.3 acres of previously cleared and graded land. A total of approximately 1,460 photovoltaic (PV) panels would be installed adjacent to existing PV panels. The electricity would be delivered to the TVA power system through an interconnection with the adjacent Pulaski Energy System substation.
The final EA and FONSI are available through the links below. Printed and CD copies may also be requested at the addresses below.
Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 0.1mb)
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 0.1mb)
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:
Charles P. Nicholson
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11-D
Knoxville, TN 37902