Under the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), Georgia Power is adding more solar power to the grid with new commercial and industrial solar installations. Two of these new installations, owned and operated by Nexamp and developed jointly with Radiance Development LLC, are now in operation. The projects, located in Bainbridge and Leesburg, are generating more than 2 MWs of clean, renewable power feeding directly into the Georgia Power utility grid.
The energy created by each project is used to fulfill the electricity requirements of an adjoining commercial facility through Power Purchase Agreements with the utility. The site in Bainbridge, covering approximately 7.5 acres, includes more than 3,400 panels and generates just over 1.2 MWs of power. The site in Leesburg generates just over 1.1 MWs of power from its roughly 4.2-acre plot that includes more than 3,100 panels. Both sites came fully online in the past few weeks.
Nexamp worked closely with Radiance Development LLC on the two projects. Radiance led the local development permitting and property leasing while Nexamp handled the construction and will provide all ongoing operations and maintenance support.
This isn’t Georgia Power’s first foray into solar. In February 2018, the utility signed a PPA with First Solar, which is developing and building the largest standalone PV solar plant in the southeastern United States. Once completed, the 200-MW plant is expected to generate more than 450 GWh of electricity each year.