Customer demand for cleaner energy prompted TVA to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for renewable energy resources in 2020. As an outcome of this RFP process, TVA entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SR Tullahoma LLC (SR Tullahoma), a subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation, to purchase 200 megawatts (MW) alternating current (AC) of power generated by the proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) facility contingent upon the completion of an environmental review.
The proposed facility, known as Moore County Solar, would be located on approximately 2,000 acres within an approximately 3,463-acre project site in Moore County, Tennessee. SR Tullahoma would construct, operate, maintain, and eventually decommission Moore County Solar. A substation and facilities to interconnect the solar PV facility to the TVA Franklin-Wartrace No. 2 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line (TL), as well as upgrades on approximately 9.6 miles of this TL, would also be required to operate the solar facility.
TVA collected public comments on the proposed project from April 22, 2022 through June 6, 2022. TVA is currently reviewing comments and preparing the Final EIS expected later this year.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:
Virtual Public Open House
TVA hosted a virtual public open house on May 23, 2022. Please watch a recording below.