RWE inks PPA with Georgia Power for 195 MW PV plant in Georgia
Post date: 07/11/2019 - 11:09
RWE Renewables Americas LLC, subsidiary of German utility RWE Group, entered into a 30 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power Company. Under the terms of the agreement, RWE's »Broken Spoke Solar« project, a 195.5 MW(ac) facility coupled with an energy storage device, will begin supplying power in late 2021. The facility is located in Mitchell County, Georgia. The solar power plant will interconnect more than 650,000 solar panels, and will cover an area of about 1,575 acres.
»As of now we have 3.3 GW of installed capacity in the U.S. plus an additional 1.4 GW of onshore wind and photovoltaic under construction,« says Silvia Ortin, COO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables. The »Broken Spoke Solar« plant »will mark our first solar facility in Georgia and our largest solar project in the U.S. to date.«
Georgia Power, subsidiary of the Southern Company, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is an investor-owned public utility that serves more than 2.6 million customers. RWE Renewables is the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group. The company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of more than 9 GW. For further growth an annual investment budget of €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) net is available. When adding in possible partnerships, the investment budget could reach up to €3 billion ($3.3 billion). The focus is on the Americas, the core markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.