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TVA will host a virtual public open house about Moore County solar farm on Monday

TVA will host a virtual public open house on May 23 at 6 p.m. to present information about the proposed Moore County Solar project and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and to respond to questions from the public. To register to attend that virtual open house, click here.

To meet customer demand for renewable energy, TVA entered into a power purchase agreement with SR Tullahoma LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation, to purchase 200 megawatts of solar power generated by the proposed solar photovoltaic facility, contingent upon the completion of an environmental review. {To read our coverage of the $100 million plus project, click here.}

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 LLC 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.

Between April 22-June 6, 2022, TVA will seek public comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the purchase of electricity generated by the proposed Moore County Solar project in Moore County, Tennessee.

Subject matter experts from TVA and Silicon Ranch will be in attendance in addition to Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis. They will address topics such as conservation efforts, land management practices, as well as next steps. There will also be a Q&A session. To learn more, click this link. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only locally-owned newspaper in Lynchburg and also the only woman-owned newspaper in Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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