TVA Seeks Comments on Solar Project

Jul 27, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed power purchase agreement with a planned solar generating facility. TVA has tentatively approved a 20-year agreement to purchase 20 megawatts of power, pending the outcome of the assessment.

Silicon Ranch Corporation is proposing the 20-megawatt Selmer North I Solar Project on 99 acres in McNairy County near Selmer, Tenn. The facility would consist of multiple rows of single-axis tilt photovoltaic panels and would tie to the TVA transmission system through a connection to a nearby Pickwick Electric Cooperative power line.

The draft Environmental Assessment evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated electrical connection. The documents are available at

Submit comments to Charles P. Nicholson, NEPA Compliance, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, TN 37902, or by email at He can be reached at (865) 632-3582 with questions.

Comments should be submitted by August 26, 2016.

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