Georgia Military Base Solar Project Begins Operations

Fort Benning solar project

Operations began at a 30-MW solar power project at Fort Benning in Georgia, the first of five on-base military projects being developed by Georgia Power in coordination with the Army and the Department of the Navy.

Georgia Power built, owns and operates the $75 million plant. The 200-acre solar site uses nearly 134,000 photovoltaic panels. The utility continues to add solar to its power generating portfolio with additional solar projects being developed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay with the Navy; Forts Gordon and Stewart with the Army; and through the competitive Advanced Solar Initiative.

Georgia Power proposed 525 MW of new renewable energy sources by 2019 as part of its 2016 Integrated Resource Plan.

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