Memphis Solar Project

Shelby County, Tennessee

TVA is proposing to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SR Innovation, LLC (SR Innovation), 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 Innovation 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 45 acres located approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Memphis. The 45-acre tract is composed of 31 acres that would be owned by SRC and leased to SR Innovation, LLC, and one partial parcel totaling 14 acres that would remain owned by Belz Enterprises. 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 Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW)-owned overhead 12.47-kilovolt (kV) powerline along the southern boundary of the project site. This project is being developed to help support MLGW customer goals for renewable energy.

On November 16, 2018, TVA released a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed solar project for public comment.  The comment period closed on November 23, 2018.  TVA is currently reviewing the comments received during the comment period and will incorporate them into the final assessment.

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Doug White
NEPA Specialist
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902