TVA Seeks Public Input On PPA For 30 MW NextEra Solar Project


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input on its draft environmental assessment of a proposed power purchase agreement (PPA) with a solar installation in Lauderdale County, Ala.

TVA has tentatively approved an agreement to purchase the electricity generated by NextEra Energy Resources' proposed 80 MW River Bend solar project for up to 20 years, pending the outcome of the assessment.

The project, currently scheduled for completion in late 2016, would occupy about 645 acres of land located five miles west-northwest of Florence. The facility would tie into an existing adjacent TVA transmission line.

The draft environmental assessment can be viewed here. Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 14.

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