Madison County, Tennessee
TVA has tentatively approved an agreement to purchase the electricity and environmental attributes generated by the proposed SR McKellar Solar Facility in Madison County, Tennessee. The Solar Facility would be constructed and operated by SR McKellar, LLC (SR McKellar), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation (SRC) and include up to approximately 70 megawatts of alternating current generating capacity. The proposed facility would interconnect to the Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) distribution network. Additionally, TVA would perform updates to the existing JEA McKellar substation located 1500 linear feet north of the property boundary. The proposed facility would occupy approximately 432 acres of the roughly 942-acre property to be owned by SRC and leased to SR McKellar for the project.
Customer demand for cleaner energy prompted TVA to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for renewable energy resources (2019 Renewable RFP). The SR McKellar 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.
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