Invenergy powers on 160-MW Georgia solar power plant

Apr 30, 2020 04:47 PM ET
  • Industrial operations have begun at Invenergy's largest solar project to date, the 160-MW Southern Oak Solar Power Center, located in Mitchell Area, Georgia.

Construction on Southern Oak started in 2018 and also used over 400 employees. In its very first ten years of operation alone, Southern Oak will generate greater than $12 million in regional financial development via contracts for tax payments and lease settlements to participating landowners, along with earnings and benefits for workers.

" The start of industrial procedures at Southern Oak is an incredible success for Invenergy as we commemorate not just our biggest solar task but likewise our 100th task ahead online," said Bryan Schueler, Invenergy's exec VP and also primary development policeman. "We are proud to have actually supplied on our assurance to purchase the regional economy and also create work while leveraging our competence to support Georgia Power in its initiatives to enhance solar development in Georgia."

" Southern Oak has actually been a big win for our neighborhood, bringing both short- and also long-term financial investment to Mitchell County," stated Paige Gilchrist, executive supervisor of the Mitchell County Development Authority. "Construction of the job has actually been a substantial increase to local stores, and also the project will certainly provide tax bucks for years to find."

Southern Oak is Invenergy's 2nd job to make use of bifacial photovoltaic panels, raising the system's efficiency by capturing extra sunshine within the very same job footprint.

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), an international firm that supplies engineering and also building services for wind, solar, transmission as well as energy storage space jobs, created the task.

" Southern Oak notes RES' very first solar task with Invenergy, working as an incredible opportunity to companion ahead of time the development of solar energy in Georgia and also creating more skilled employment in Mitchell Area," claimed Tim Jordan, elderly VP of Building at RES. "This job shows one more step-change in the development of utility-scale solar plant performance, as well as we are extremely pleased to have played a key role."

Invenergy Services is running the solar facility, including in its 10-GW global sustainable energy job profile. Invenergy will certainly preserve possession of Southern Oak as well as is under a 30-year agreement to offer 100% of the energy as well as eco-friendly characteristics from the facility to Georgia Power via the Renewable Energy Development Campaign (REDI) program.

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