TVA needs public input on proposed Elora Solar Project

The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a proposed 150-MW solar power purchase agreement currently under development in the TVA’s home state.

The TVA has entered into an agreement with Elora Solar LLC to purchase the power generated by proposed site. The Elora Solar Project would be constructed onapproximately 1,700 acres in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

If completed, the site would include single-axis tracking photovoltaic solar modules.

The draft environmental assessment, which requites the public input, 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 20-year agreement with Elora Solar.

Under the Action Alternative, Elora would acquire the land and build the site. TVA would purchase the power generated as agreed under this option.

Comments on the draft EA should be submitted or postmarked no later than January 3. More information can be found at the TVA website.

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