RUSSELLVILLE, KY. – The Tennessee Valley Authority values public input and is launching a process to hear from the community on a draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed solar project in Logan County. This project would add 173 megawatts of solar energy and 30-megawatts of batter storage to TVA’s growing renewables portfolio and further advances the agency’s efforts to create a clean, carbon-free energy future.
The Logan County Solar Project Environmental Assessment is available for a 30-day public review and comment period at www.tva.com/nepa.
To promote job creation across the region and achieve its plans to add 10,000 megawatts of solar by 2035, TVA has entered into a power purchase agreement with Russellville Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch, for the energy generated by the proposed Logan County Solar Project. Russellville Solar LLC would construct and operate the proposed solar facility located approximately two miles southwest of the city of Russellville.
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 Russellville Solar LLC, and TVA would not be involved with the project. Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Russellville Solar LLC would construct and operate the 1,088-acre solar farm with battery storage.
The public comment period begins today and ends on May 3, 2022. To ensure consideration, comments must be submitted or postmarked by the end of the comment period. Comments can be submitted online at www.tva.com/nepa, by email to [email protected], and by mail in writing to Tennessee Valley Authority, ATTN: Elizabeth Smith, 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