TVA Seeks Public Input on Bellefonte Solar Energy Center Project

Jan 29, 2020

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to provide input on a draft Environmental Assessment for the Bellefonte Solar Center Project in Jackson County. Details of the review are available in a draft EA at www.tva.com/nepa.

TVA has entered into a power purchase agreement with Bellefonte Solar LLC to buy the power generated by the proposed Bellefonte Solar Project, up to 150 megawatts AC generating capacity. The proposed solar facility would be constructed and operated by Bellefonte Solar LLC. This proposed solar facility is not associated with TVA’s Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

The draft EA includes two alternatives: an Action Alternative and a No Action Alternative. Under the Action Alternative, Bellefonte Solar LLC would acquire approximately 1,850 acres of land in Jackson County to construct, operate and maintain a single-axis tracking photovoltaic solar power facility. Under the No Action Alternative, TVA would not purchase the power generated by the project under the 20-year PPA with Bellefonte Solar, and TVA would not be involved with the project.

Comments on the draft EA should be submitted or postmarked no later than Feb. 26, 2020. Comments can be submitted online at www.tva.com/nepa, by email to esmith14@tva.gov, or in writing to Elizabeth Smith, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B-K, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.

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