TVA Seeks Public Input on SkyHawk Solar Project

Nov 6, 2020

UNION CITY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to provide input on a draft Environmental Assessment for the SkyHawk Solar Project in Obion County. 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 TN Solar 1 to buy the power generated by the proposed SkyHawk Solar Project. The project’s solar generating capacity is up to 100 megawatts. TN Solar 1 would build, operate and maintain the proposed solar facility.

The draft EA has 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 agreement with TN Solar 1 and TVA would not be involved with the project.

Under the Proposed Action, TN Solar 1 would lease or buy approximately 700 acres of land in five individual parcels in Obion County for a single-axis tracking photovoltaic solar power facility of up to 100 megawatts. TVA will buy the entire output from the solar facility under the terms of the power purchase agreement.

Comments on the draft EA should be submitted or postmarked no later than Dec. 7, 2020. Comments can be submitted by email to aapilakowski@tva.gov, or in writing to Tennessee Valley Authority, ATTN: Ashley Pilakowski, 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.

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