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TVA Solar and Battery Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

TVA Power Service Area

TVA is working to build an energy system powered by cleaner, more flexible energy, and solar and storage will play a big role. TVA has a strategic goal to add 10,000 megawatts (MW) of solar by 2035. TVA has identified the need to respond more efficiently and effectively to the growing number of solar and battery projects that will be required to achieve TVA’s overall decarbonization goals and aspirations.

To meet its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), TVA is preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate actions to develop new guidance and a bounding analysis that will further facilitate solar energy and battery energy storage development on TVA-owned and private lands within the service area. TVA would consider this guidance, including recommended environmental practices and mitigation measures, in its decision-making processes.

TVA issued a Notice of Intent on May 19, 2023, and held a 30-day public comment period. The scoping report is available below.

TVA will ensure consideration of comments received in the draft PEIS.

Related Documents

TVA Solar and Battery PEIS Scoping Report

TVA Solar and Battery PEIS Notice of Intent


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Elizabeth Smith
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902