Jackson Solar Project

Madison County, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking comments on a Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposal to construct and operate a 2 megawatt (MW) solar facility in Madison County, Tennessee. Comments must be submitted by January 21, 2019.

TVA is proposing to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SR Jackson, LLC (SR Jackson), the facility-specific entity affiliated with Silicon Ranch Corporation (SRC), to purchase the electric power generated by a proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) facility. The proposed solar facility would be constructed and operated by SR Jackson and would have direct current (DC) generating capacity of 2 megawatts (MW). The PPA would be executed through TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) program, under which TVA agrees to purchase qualifying renewable energy at set prices for a 20-year period.

The proposed solar facility would occupy approximately a 44 acre site, located approximately 7 miles west of downtown Jackson. The project would consist of multiple parallel rows of PV panels on single-axis tracking structures, DC to alternating current (AC) inverters, and one transformer. It would connect to the existing Jackson Energy Authority (JEA)-owned overhead 12.47-kilovolt (kV) power line along the southern boundary of the project site. This project is being developed to help support JEA customer goals for renewable energy.

Comments

SR Jackson has prepared a Draft environmental assessment (EA) which analyses the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facilities and associated electrical connections. TVA is seeking comments on the Draft EA until January 21, 2019. Comments can be submitted by email to wdwhite0@tva.gov or mail to the address below. Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

Related Documents

Contact

For more information about the environmental review contact:

Doug White
NEPA Specialist

wdwhite0@tva.gov
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B-K
Knoxville, TN 37902