February 13 (Renewables Now) - Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on Tuesday said it has added 484 MW of new contracted solar capacity since December, which represents a rise of 44%.
Five new projects accounted for the increase in capacity and they resulted from TVA's request for proposals for renewable energy projects in 2019. They were selected out of offers for 3.7 GW in total.
After the first agreement under its Green Invest programme with Vanderbilt University, TVA has contracted four other projects. These include a 100-MW project in Obion County, Tennessee and a 200-MW solar project with 200 MWh of energy storage in Lowndes County Mississippi, both developed by Origis Energy.
A 69.3-MW project in Simpson County, Kentucky, developed by OPD Energy and up to 80 MW in Madison County, Tennessee, by Silicon Ranch are the other two projects. Customers will be announced this year.