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First Utility-Scale Solar Project Announced Under TVA Generation Flexibility Program

May 13, 2024

An independent power producer and a major electric cooperative—both based in Tennessee—have announced an agreement to partner on a utility-scale solar power installation to serve customers in that region.

Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, which specializes in solar energy, agrivoltaics, and carbon solutions, is joining with Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) to support the 110-MW Copeland Solar Farm in Cumberland County. The companies’ effort is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s)Generation Flexibility Program. MTE is the second-largest electric co-op in the U.S.

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