Southern Co. to acquire, develop five solar projects in three states

 Southern Co. to acquire, develop five solar projects in three states

Three Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiaries announced the development or acquisition of five large-scale solar projects. Subsidiaries Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Southern Power are contributing to the company's 3,100-MW of announced or completed renewable energy generating capacity with more than 160-MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar power.

Gulf Power received Florida Public Service Commission approval to develop 120-MW of utility-scale solar at three military sites: Eglin Air Force Base (30-MW), and Holley Field (40-MW) and Saufley Field Navy Bases (50-MW).

Southern Power acquired controlling interest in the 32-MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

Georgia Power and U.S. Army celebrated the groundbreaking of a 30-MW solar project at Fort Benning Army Base. The project represents one of three solar installations totaling 90-MW being developed at military bases through an agreement between Georgia Power and the Army.

To date, Southern Co.’s renewable energy portfolio is comprised of 42 solar projects in six states. 

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