OAKLAND, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is launching a process to gather public input on a draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed solar project in Fayette County. The 16-megawatt solar farm would help the agency remain one of the greenest utilities in the Southeast United States.
The Canadaville Solar Project Environmental Assessment is available for a 30-day public review and comment period at tva.com/nepa.
To promote job creation across the region and achieve its plan to add 10,000 megawatts solar by 2035, TVA has entered into a power purchase agreement with SR Canadaville Solar, LLC, to buy the energy generated by the proposed project. SR Canadaville Solar, LLC would construct, own and operate the proposed solar facility.
The draft EA 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 SR Canadaville Solar, LLC, and TVA would not be involved with the project. Under the Proposed Action Alternative, SR Canadaville Solar, LLC would construct and operate the solar farm on 157 acres of a 223-acre project site. Additionally, Chickasaw Electric Cooperative would build a new substation to connect the solar farm to the power grid.
The public comment period begins today and ends on May 2, 2022. Comments can be submitted online at tva.com/nepa, by email to [email protected], and by mail in writing to Tennessee Valley Authority, ATTN: Brooke Davis, NEPA Specialist, 400 W Summit Hill Dr., WT 11-B, 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.For more information about TVA and its 88-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.