JEA Awarded Solar Project through TVA Distributed Solar Solutions Pilot

October 30, 2017

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Jackson Energy Authority has been awarded a two (2) megawatt solar generation project through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) pilot program.

Jim Ferrell, President/CEO of the Jackson Energy Authority stated, “Sustainability is an important aspect of the industrial community’s culture. Jackson Energy Authority is proud to partner with TVA and Silicon Ranch Corporation in the development of this community solar project which will allow us to assist our local industrial community in meeting their corporate sustainability goals in a cost effective manner.”

Jackson Energy Authority worked with Nashville-based developer Silicon Ranch Corporation to develop its application. Under the agreement, Silicon Ranch will fund, build, own, and operate the solar energy facility. Silicon Ranch is the largest developer, owner, and operator of solar facilities based in the TVA service area and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the United States.

This Solar Farm will be an Industrial Community Solar project to assist our industrial community in meeting their corporate sustainability goals. The location will be in west Madison County near McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport and the Airport Industrial Park.

Silicon Ranch President and CEO Matt Kisber said, “Silicon Ranch applauds the staff, leadership, and Board of Directors at Jackson Energy Authority for their commitment to meet the sustainability goals of their industrial customers in a creative, cost-effective manner. It is a smart, enlightened strategic procurement decision, and Silicon Ranch is proud to partner with JEA and TVA on this meaningful, customer-driven renewable energy solution.”

Planned construction should start in 2018 with the system coming online in late 2018 or early 2019.