9 Duke Energy Projects Go Live in Georgia

Renewable Energy WorldAugust 23, 2019748


Duke Energy Renewables, announced that nine different solar power projects that are developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts (MW) have started to operate commercially. Duke Energy acquired the nine solar energy projects back in 2018 and is expected to contribute $10 million to local communities in solar leases and taxes.

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9 Duke Energy Projects Go Live in Georgia

Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that nine solar power projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts (MW) have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. These solar energy projects bring Duke Energy Renewables, operating through its REC Solar business unit, to 27.4 MW of solar power projects in Georgia.

The nine solar energy projects, which were acquired by Duke Energy Renewables in 2018, are expected to contribute $10 million to local communities in leasing and taxes. A total of 54,590 solar panels were built into the solar power projects. The last site began commercial operations in May 2019.

Each project, was developed under an engineering, production and procurement (EPC) agreement between REC Solar and SolAmerica and a 35-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power, selling all energy and sources of renewable energy attributes to Georgia Power as a part of its Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) Customer-Sited Distributed Generation Program.

The nine solar power projects now in operation include:

- Bibb Jones, 0.996 MW in Macon, GA

- Columbia Bryson, 1.38 MW in Grovetown, GA

- Liberty Martin, 0.996 MW in Riceboro, GA

- Muscogee Public Works, 1.56 MW in Columbus, GA

- Richmond Hayes, 1.75 MW in Augusta, GA

- Telfair Holland , 0.960 MW in McRae Helena, GA

- Telfair Thompson, 1.90 MW in McRae, GA

- Troup RC50, 2.30 MW  in Pine Mountain, GA

- Wilkinson DeFore, 2.30 MW in Gordon, GA

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