By Editors of Power Engineering
Southern Company announced its subsidiary, Southern Power, and Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, officially began commercial operations of the Garland Solar Facility.
The 200-MW development, built on 2,000 acres of land in Kern County, California, began construction in November 2015.
"We are excited to see this facility help meet the energy needs of our wholesale customers," said Buzz Miller, president and CEO of Southern Power. "The Garland Solar Facility adds to our growing list of renewable achievements in 2016 and is an important piece of our solar portfolio."
Southern Power has announced, acquired or is constructing more than 2,700 MW of renewable generation ownership with 33 solar, wind and biomass projects. The Southern Company system has added or announced more than 4,000 MW of renewable energy projects since 2012.
Recurrent Energy currently has 1,000 MW of utility-scale solar projects under construction.
Energy from Garland Solar is under long-term power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison.