Three U.S. Army bases in Georgia will receive solar power from Georgia Power. The utility will to build, own and operate facilities on Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning near Columbus and Fort Gordon near Augusta.
When completed, the generation facilities will be capable of producing nearly 30-MWac of solar energy.
"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.
The Georgia PSC approved the development of three cost-effective renewable projects as part of the company's 2007 Integrated Resource Plan.
The projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016 and will be the largest solar generation facilities operating on U.S. military bases.
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