Silicon Ranch, Green Power EMC tie up for 252 MW of fresh solar in Georgia

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January 14 (Renewables Now) - Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch will partner in 252 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Georgia that will go online in 2023 and 2024.

Silicon Ranch Corporation, an independent renewable power producer in the US that is backed by Royal Dutch Shell plc (AMS:RDSA), said on Thursday it has clinched a deal to collaborate with Green Power EMC in three projects over the next three years. On its part, it will finance the schemes and will own, operate and maintain the solar plants. Green Power EMC, which provides renewable energy for 38 Georgia electric membership corporations (EMCs), will purchase the generated electricity and environmental attributes on behalf of 16 of its member cooperatives.

The proposed capacity will be located in southern Georgia and will be installed in stages. Once up and running, the plants will produce enough electricity to supply more than 44,000 EMC homes per year.

The first one in the bundle is the 107-MW Snipesville III PV project in Jeff Davis County, which is due to enter construction later in 2022 and become operational by the middle of 2023. In Lee County, Silicon Ranch will build the 65-MW DeSoto II solar plant in close proximity to the under-construction DeSoto I. Building works are set to begin in late 2022 and be completed by the end of next year.

The third project included in the portfolio is the 80-MW Ailey scheme in Montgomery County. With its construction set to commence in 2024, the solar farm will be switched on later in the same year.

Silicon Ranch and Green Power EMC have partnered in over 1 GW of solar projects in Georgia, representing an investment that exceeds USD 1 billion (EUR 872.6m).

(USD 1.0 = EUR 1.146)

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