Georgia Military Projects

Military Projects

166 MW of Solar Generation on Georgia Military Bases

In 2015, the Company contracted with the U.S. Department of Defense to build five 30-MW solar plants on Georgia military bases. The installations at Army bases Fort Benning, Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon and Kings Bay Naval Base all came online in 2016. The solar facility at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany is due to come online in early 2017.

All of these projects will be brought online at or below avoided cost and commence service by the end of 2016. The development of these facilities is an exciting initiative that further strengthens the bases and the communities in which they operate. "Through constructive regulation and thoughtful energy policy planning, Georgia is leading the way in developing cost-effective solar generation for customers," said Norrie McKenzie, Vice President of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. Working with the GPSC, Georgia Power is adding renewable energy as part of a diverse generation portfolio and fueling the state's momentum as one of the fastest growing solar markets in the nation. Through its various solar programs, the Company is adding thousands of solar panels to Georgia energy landscape.

REC Disclaimer: A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC), sometimes called a renewable energy credit, represents the renewable attributes of energy produced from a renewable energy facility. RECs are considered a commodity and can be sold or traded separately from the actual energy. Georgia Power purchases only the null energy output from the renewable generating facilities that have contracted to sell energy from their solar facilities through the Large Scale Solar (LSS) program and the initial (2013/2014) Advance Solar Initiative (ASI). The sole ownership of RECs belong to each generating facility, as specifically stated in each respective power purchase agreement (PPA). The original intent of these programs was to grow renewable resources in Georgia, while allowing the generating facilities to retain the benefits of the RECs. Georgia Power does not report emission reductions from the null energy purchased through PPAs that do not bundle the RECs for sale to Georgia Power.

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