Large 195-MW solar facility + 40 MW battery system now on-line in Georgia by way of RWE Renewables

By SB Staff June 23, 2022 RWE Renewables’ Hickory Park Solar venture, a 195.5-MWac facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery storage system, positioned in Mitchell County, Georgia, is in operation. RWE is operator/supervisor of the solar facility, promoting the energy and renewable attributes from the ability to Georgia Power by means of its REDI program.

RWE Renewables‘ Hickory Park Solar project, a 195.5-MWac facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery storage system, located in Mitchell County, Georgia, is in operation. RWE is operator/manager of the solar facility, selling the energy and renewable attributes from the facility to Georgia Power through its Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) program.

In November 2019, the company announced it entered into a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power, an investor-owned public utility that serves approximately 2.7 million customers.

“Our largest solar project in the Americas is now benefiting the state of Georgia, including tax revenue to local counties and school districts,” said Silvia Ortin, CEO RWE Renewables Americas. “We are pleased to develop this project and advance solar in the state of Georgia as part of Georgia Power’s REDI program.”

The venture connects greater than 650,000 solar panels, which collectively covers an space of about 1,800 acres. The use of a DC-coupled storage system permits the venture’s energy yield to be optimized and enhance the predictability of injection of domestically produced electrical energy into the Georgia Power grid.

RWE constructs, owns and operates a few of the highest performing wind, solar and energy storage tasks within the U.S., with greater than 30 tasks now in operation, totaling an put in era capability of greater than 5,000 MW.

The U.S. accounts for multiple third of the RWE Group’s renewables capability enjoying a key function in RWE’s technique to develop its renewables enterprise and to change into carbon impartial by 2040.

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Tags: RWE Renewables, utility-scale

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