Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) requested comments on its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed power purchase agreement (PPA) with a solar generating facility in Simpson County, Kentucky from June 15 through July 15, 2021.
TVA has tentatively approved an agreement to purchase the electricity and environmental attributes generated by the Horus Kentucky Solar Project in Simpson County, Kentucky. The Project would be constructed by Horus Renewables Corporation and is expected to generate up to 69.3 megawatts (MW) of alternating current (AC) capacity. In addition to purchasing the electric output under the PPA with Horus Renewables Corporation, TVA also proposes 20.96 miles of transmission line upgrades.
The Project would be constructed on approximately 550 acres of privately-owned land which is comprised of four currently farmed tracts of land located less than five miles southeast of the City of Franklin, Simpson County, within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Solar Facility would consist of multiple parallel rows of photovoltaic panels on single-axis tracking structures, along with direct current and alternating current inverters and transformers.
Customer demand for cleaner energy prompted TVA to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for renewable energy resources (2019 Renewable RFP). The Horus Renewables Corporation PPA that resulted from this RFP will help TVA meet immediate needs for additional renewable generating capacity in response to customer demands and fulfill the renewable energy goals established in the 2019 IRP. The Proposed Action would provide cost-effective renewable energy consistent with the IRP and TVA goals.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: