Georgia Power starts installing 60 MW of solar at military bases
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After starting work on the first of three 30-MW solar parks at US Army bases last month, utility Georgia Power said on Friday it has also initiated construction of the other two photovoltaic (PV) plants.
In particular, the subsidiary of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has, on Thursday and Friday, commenced building 30-MW solar parks at Georgia Army bases Fort Gordon near Augusta and Fort Stewart near Savannah. The initial plant is currently being constructed at the Fort Benning base near Columbus.
The projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Georgia Power announced the three 30-MW schemes in May 2014 as part of its updated Renewable Resource Action Plan, filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The firm said last month that the trio will be wrapped up at or below its avoided cost.