TVA considering sites in Jackson County, Alabama, for energy storage, backup power production

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Diamond core drilling is done. Core drilling was done by TVA at one of the two potential pumped storage sites in Jackson County, Alabama on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

PISGAH, Alabama — The Tennessee Valley Authority is turning to the sun for much of its future power with plans over the next two decades to buy or build solar farms capable of producing 10,000 megawatts of solar power generation.