By Editors of Power Engineering
Georgia Power announce plans to add up to 1,600 MW of additional solar power to the state through 2021.
The company has already installed 846 MW of solar capacity, including more than two million solar panels, through the end of last year.
The largest additions in 2016 included four solar developments totaling 120 MW at various military bases, with an additional 30 MW project under construction at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, and power purchase agreements with hundreds of other small, medium and large-scale installations across the state.
"We continue to focus on introducing new products, services and programs that bring renewable energy to our state without putting upward pressure on rates and ensuring 24/7 reliability for customers," said Norrie McKenzie, vice president of renewable development for Georgia Power. "Thanks to the efforts of many, Georgia is a national solar leader in pioneering customer-focused solar developments which bring value for all of the state's electric customers."