TVA Seeks Public Input on Simpson County Solar Project

Jun 8, 2021

FRANKLIN, Ky.­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment that proposes the construction of a 550-acre, 69.3-megawatt solar farm in Simpson County, Kentucky.  Details of the review are available in a draft Environmental Assessment at https://www.tva.com/nepa.

TVA has entered into a power purchase agreement with Horus Kentucky Solar for the energy generated by the proposed facility. Horus Kentucky Solar would construct 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 15-year PPA with Horus Kentucky Solar, and TVA would not be involved with the project. Under the Action Alternative, Horus Kentucky Solar would construct and operate the facility and TVA would buy the entire 69.3 megawatts of energy under the terms of the power purchase agreement.

The public may submit comments by July 8, 2021, to J. Taylor Cates, NEPA Specialist, 1101 Market Street 2C-C, Chattanooga, TN 37402; online at https://www.tva.com/nepa; or by email to [email protected]. Due to COVID-19, TVA recommends submitting comments electronically for their timely review and consideration.

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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