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Our mission is to promote the development of solar energy and complementary technologies, including storage, positioning the Tennessee Valley’s residents and businesses as leaders in clean energy deployment and economic development.

- TenneSEIA Executive Committee
& Board Members

Hot News

1.
Net Metering Agreement in North Carolina Follows South Carolina’s Lead

Tuesday, Nov 30 2021
RAHLEIGH, NC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few years, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) advocated for energy choice and solar energy expansion in North Carolina through policies that work for the region.

Through a collaborative process, SEIA, solar businesses, public interest organizations, and Duke Energy developed an innovative net metering agreement that will expand access to energy savings and provide a wide range of benefits to ratepayers in North Carolina.

2.
WSMV News4 Nashville highlights the benefits of Regenerative Energy®

PULASKI, TN (WSMV) – Grazing the grounds around futuristic-looking solar panels at a plant in Pulaski is a flock of sheep that transform the land there, leaving a forward-thinking footprint.

The Silicon Ranch Plant is helping our planet with a process called ‘regenerative energy,” and it’s a hard day’s work for a flock of sheep.

“I’ve been excited about it all year long,” Trey Lawrence of Tall Oaks Farm and Land Management LLC said.
The field at the Silicon Ranch Plant is made for energy and sheep eager to chow down on the ground.

3.
Gov. Lee reveals big incentive, investment plans for Ford Motor Co.

By John Klyce – Reporter, Memphis Business Journal
Oct 18, 2021, 6:36pm EDT
In one of the largest investments in Tennessee's history, the Ford Motor Co. and South Korean battery company SK Innovation announced recently that they would pour $5.6 billion into the Memphis Regional Megasite, where they'll build a 3,600-acre campus called Blue Oval City and create 5,800 new jobs.

The decision has been lauded as an economic boon for not just the Memphis area, but the entire region. And to lure Ford here, the state of Tennessee has promised major site investments and incentives, which could come to about $884 million in total.

4.
TVA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Battery Energy Storage System

Oct 21, 2021
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on the proposed Battery Energy Storage System project near Vonore in Monroe County. A Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review and comment at www.tva.com/nepa.

TVA is building the grid of the future, and the BESS would allow TVA to evaluate how battery storage can be integrated into the electric grid. The proposed BESS could generate 20 megawatts with a storage capacity of 40 megawatt hours. TVA is also proposing to build a new Vonore 161-kilovolt substation to improve power reliability in the region.

2022 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference + Storage

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When

Wednesday,October 26, 2022and Thursday,October 27, 2022

Venue

Hilton Knoxville in Downtown Knoxville, TN

Address

501 West Church AvenueKnoxville, Tennessee 37902-2591, USA
2021 Solar Champions

At the conclusion of the 2021 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference + Storage on October 13th we announced that Jody Wigington of Morristown Utilities and Greg Williams Appalachian Electric Cooperative.

These two Local Power Companies, under Jody and Greg's leadership formed a cutting edge partnership to solve a pressing problem in the TVA Flexibility program. Many Municipalities have high loads and limited land, making them great candidates to enjoy savings from TVA with Solar, but limiting their ability to capture this benefit due to local real estate constraints. Through a highly creative partnership, these two utilities have teamed up to overcome this problem by combining their Flexibility loads, for a larger co-located array. As larger arrays can produce power at a lower rate, this also provided a direct benefit to their ratepayers. We believe this provides a model for other Local Power Companies across the Valley.

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Matt Beasley and Matt Brown win 2021 Lifetime Achievement in the Solar Industry!

Matt Beasley highlighted his key role in the solar industry during the morning Fireside about solar and economic development, a key message which has had a major impact on the industry, not to mention the years he served on the TenneSEIA Board!

Beasley had to collect the other award for Matt Brown who was not able to attend in person, but we will give him a moment to shine at the Annual Meeting. Brownie has had a powerful impact on the industry from his early days at TVA, his role growing solar with his work with Silicon Ranch and his policy work, focused on the LPC community from his leadership roles with TenneSEIA.

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