Moore County Solar Project

Moore County, Tennessee

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) requests comments on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the purchase of electricity generated by the proposed Moore County Solar Project in Moore County, Tennessee. Please submit comments by June 6, 2022.

Customer demand for cleaner energy prompted TVA to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for renewable energy resources in 2020. As an outcome of this RFP process, TVA entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SR Tullahoma LLC (SR Tullahoma), a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation, to purchase 200 megawatts (MW) alternating current (AC) of power generated by the proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) facility contingent upon the completion of an environmental review.

The proposed facility, known as Moore County Solar, would be located on approximately 2,000 acres within an approximately 3,463-acre project site in Moore County, Tennessee. SR Tullahoma would construct, operate, maintain, and eventually decommission Moore County Solar. A substation and facilities to interconnect the solar PV facility to the TVA Franklin-Wartrace No. 2 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line (TL), as well as upgrades on approximately 9.6 miles of this TL, would also be required to operate the solar facility.

Public comment is open from April 22, 2022 – June 6, 2022.

TVA is requesting public comments on the Draft EIS. The public comment period runs until June 6, 2022. Written comments should be sent to Ashley Pilakowski at the address listed below. Comments may also be submitted online, or by email at [email protected]. To ensure consideration, comments on the scope and environmental issues must be postmarked, emailed or submitted online no later than June 6, 2022. To ensure timely review and consideration, it is recommended that the public submit comments electronically, if possible.

Virtual Public Open House

TVA plans to host a virtual public open house on May 23, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT. Please register to attend and receive the link to join the event from your computer or device.

Related Documents

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Appendices

Notice of Intent

Scoping Report

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Ashley Pilakowski
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-2256
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902