Optimist Solar and BESS Project

Clay County, Mississippi

On September 26, 2022, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposed power purchase agreement (PPA) with a solar generating facility in Clay County, Mississippi.

The Optimist Solar Facility would be constructed and operated by MS Solar 7, a subsidiary of Origis Energy, and include up to approximately 200 megawatts (MW) of alternating current output with a 50 MW AC – 200-megawatt hour (MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS). The proposed Solar Facility would occupy approximately 2,952 acres consisting of twenty-nine individual parcels of predominantly agricultural land. The Project Site is located northeast of the City of West Point, Mississippi.

The EA evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated battery energy storage system, and can be found at the link below.

Related Documents

Draft Environmental Assessment Optimist Solar and BESS Project Appendices

Draft Environmental Assessment Optimist Solar and BESS PPA

Optimist Solar Final Appendices

Optimist Solar and BESS Project Final Environmental Assessment

Optimist Solar and BESS Project FONSI

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Brittany Kunkle
NEPA Specialist
brkunkle@tva.gov
865-632-6470
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902