TVA Seeks Public Comments on Two Solar Projects
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public comments on draft Environmental Assessments for two proposed power purchase agreements with solar generating facilities. TVA has tentatively approved 20-year agreements to purchase 30 megawatts of power, pending the outcome of the assessments.
Coronal Development Services is proposing the 20-megawatt Latitude Solar Center near Whiteville, Tennessee in Hardeman County. The 135 acre solar facility would connect to the TVA transmission system through a power line to the existing Bolivar Electric Authority substation.
Silicon Ranch Corporation is proposing the 10-megawatt Selmer North II Solar Project in McNairy County. The facility would occupy about 73 acres near Selmer, Tennessee and tie to the TVA transmission system through a connection to a nearby Pickwick Electric Cooperative power line.
Both facilities would consist of multiple rows of single-axis tilt photovoltaic panels to generate electricity.
The draft Environmental Assessments evaluate the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facilities and associated electrical connections. The documents are available at www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Reviews.
The public can submit comments to Charles P. Nicholson, NEPA Compliance at: Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, TN 37902; or, by email at: email@example.com. He can be reached at 865-632-3582 with questions.
Comments for the Latitude project should be submitted by June 6, 2016. Comments for the Selmer project should be submitted by June 13, 2016.
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