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TVA Solar Photovoltaic Projects

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

TVA is considering increasing the amount of renewable energy in its energy portfolio by constructing and operating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and/or purchasing electricity from PV facilities to be constructed within TVA’s 170-county power service area. The power service area includes portions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Power from these PV facilities would typically be delivered by direct connection to TVA’s transmission system or via interconnections with local power companies that distribute power from TVA. Potential locations for these PV facilities include existing buildings, previously developed sites of 20 acres or less in size, and undeveloped sites of 10 acres or less in public or private ownership within the TVA power service area.

TVA has prepared a draft programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of implementing this initiative.


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Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PDF, 813 kB)


Your comments are invited on the draft PEA, including the alternatives and the environmental resources that were considered. Comments may be submitted online, mailed, or e-mailed no later than July 28, 2014, to Mr. Williamson at the address below. Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

TVA will take all comments into consideration in preparing the final PEA. The final PEA will be placed on this web site and made available in electronic format and as printed copy.


For more information or to request an electronic or printed copy of any of the documents, contact:

James F. Williamson, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902



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