Renewables, Solar

Solar companies partner to develop solar power for Georgia Power

The 1-MW Georgia solar array developed by SolAmerica Energy and OCI Solar Power (OCISP) has reached operation in Lavonia, Georgia. Georgia Power will purchase energy produced from OCISP under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

In 2012, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI). In 2013, the PSC approved an additional 525-MW of solar energy under the company’s IRP.

“We are pleased to see these solar facilities coming online as part of our ASI program,” said Ervan Hancock, renewable implementation manager for Georgia Power. “Through agreements with developers like SolAmerica, which allow us to cultivate cost-effective solar energy for our customers, we anticipate more than 500 new solar projects across the state will be coming online in the coming years.”

SolAmerica served as developer and engineering, procurement and construction, and will provide operations and maintenance.

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