On November 16, 2021, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a solar generating facility in Bedford County, Tennessee.
The SR Bell Buckle Solar Facility would be constructed and operated by SR Bell Buckle, LLC (SR Bell Buckle), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation (SRC) and include up to approximately 35 megawatts of alternating current (AC) generating capacity. The solar facility would interconnect to the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) distribution network, southwest of the project southern boundary. Additionally, TVA would perform updates to the existing Duck River EMC KS Phillips, TN 161kV Substation to support the facilities addition to the network.
The EA evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connections and can be found at the link below.
SR Bell Buckle Solar Final Environmental Assessment
SR Bell Buckle Solar Project Appendices
SR Bell Buckle Solar Finding of No Significant Impact
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902