McNairy County, Tennessee
On November 1, 2016, TVA issued the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for its proposed power purchase agreement with the 20-megawatt Selmer North I solar generating facility near Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee. The solar facility would be constructed and operated by Silicon Ranch Corporation.
The solar facility would occupy about 99 acres and use multiple rows of single-axis tilt photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. The facility would connect to the TVA transmission system through a connection to an existing nearby Pickwick Electric Power Cooperative power line which would be rebuilt.
The Environmental Assessment evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connections. TVA issued a draft of the Environmental Assessment for public review and comment in July, 2016. The final Environmental Assessment addresses the comments that TVA received on the draft.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: