Duke Energy’s 9 Solar Projects Have Begun Operation Across Central Georgia

by | Aug 23, 2019

Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that nine solar projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts (MW) have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. These projects bring Duke Energy Renewables, operating through its REC Solar business unit, to 27.4 MW of solar projects in Georgia.

The nine solar projects, which were acquired by Duke Energy Renewables in 2018, are expected to contribute $10 million to local communities in leasing and taxes. A total of 54,590 solar panels were built into the projects. The last site began commercial operations in May 2019.

Each project was developed under an engineering, production and procurement (EPC) agreement between REC Solar and SolAmerica and a 35-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power, selling all energy and renewable attributes to Georgia Power as a part of their Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) Customer-Sited Distributed Generation Program.

The nine projects now in operation include:

Bibb Jones.996 MWMacon, GA
Columbia Bryson1.38 MWGrovetown, GA
Liberty Martin.996 MWRiceboro, GA
Muscogee Public Works1.56 MWColumbus, GA
Richmond Hayes1.75 MWAugusta, GA
Telfair Holland.960 MWMcRae Helena, GA
Telfair Thompson1.90 MWMcRae, GA
Troup RC502.30 MWPine Mountain, GA
Wilkinson DeFore2.30 MWGordon, GA


Duke Energy says it is on track to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy by 2020.


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