TVA Seeking Public Input on Solar Project in Adamsville
- TVA is asking for public input on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed Adamsville Solar project in McNairy and Hardin Counties, Tennessee.
- TVA will accept comments through December 8, 2023, on the draft environmental assessment.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking public input on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed Adamsville Solar project in McNairy and Hardin Counties, Tennessee. Details of the review are available in a draft environmental assessment at tva.com/nepa.
TVA entered into a Power Purchase Agreement, or PPA, with SR Adamsville, LLC (Adamsville Solar) to purchase the power and environmental attributes generated by the proposed solar facility contingent upon the completion of applicable environmental reviews. The site is located approximately two miles northeast of Adamsville, Tenn. and is able to accommodate up to 25 MW in generating capacity. The facility would be constructed and operated by Adamsville Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation. This project is an example of TVA’s strategy to leverage demand for renewable energy by business and industry customers and would provide cost-effective renewable energy.
The draft environmental assessment includes two alternatives: a no action alternative and an action alternative. Under the no action alternative, TVA would not purchase the power generated by the project under the 20-year PPA with Adamsville Solar and TVA would not be involved with the project. Under the action alternative, Adamsville Solar would occupy approximately 215 acres of the 295-acre project site to construct the proposed solar facility which would generate up to 25 MW. TVA would purchase the power generated for an initial term of 20 years.
TVA will accept comments through December 8, 2023, on the draft environmental assessment. Comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.
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TVA will not make a decision without public input and the completion of the environmental review process.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.
TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.