Dominion buys pair of solar power projects in Tennessee

Transmission interconnection to the electric grid will take place through facilities owned and operated by Pickwick Electric Cooperative

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Dominion purchased two stand-alone solar energy developments in southwest Tennessee. Commercial operation is slated for the fourth quarter of this year.

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The two projects are currently in late stage development by Strata Solar of Chapel Hill, N.C. All power and environmental attributes from both projects will be purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) under their renewable standard offer program.

Transmission interconnection to the electric grid will take place through facilities owned and operated by Pickwick Electric Cooperative of Selmer, TN.

Each of the two stand-alone, fixed-tilt photovoltaic solar projects, named Mulberry Farm and Selmer Farm, will produce about 16 MW (AC). They are located in McNairy County, near the town of Selmer. The necessary land has been acquired and no additional permits are needed to start construction. Construction is expected to start shortly, with both projects expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of the year.

Engineering, procurement and construction will continue to be handled by Strata Solar under the terms of the agreement. Once the projects are operational, ongoing operations and maintenance will also be handled by Strata Solar.

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