RWE Renewables has began operations for the Hickory Park Solar undertaking, a 195.5 MW AC facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery storage system, situated in Mitchell County, Ga.
RWE is operator and supervisor of the solar facility, promoting the energy and renewable attributes from the ability to Georgia Power via its Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) program.
“Projects like Hickory Park, with its co-located battery storage system, will become increasingly important as renewables form a bigger part of the energy mix,” says Silvia Ortín, CEO of RWE Renewables Americas. “Our largest solar project in the Americas is now benefiting the state of Georgia, including tax revenue to local counties and school districts. We are pleased to develop this project and advance solar in the state of Georgia as part of Georgia Power’s REDI program.”
In November 2019, the corporate introduced it entered right into a 30-year power buy settlement (PPA) with Georgia Power, an investor-owned public utility that serves roughly 2.7 million prospects.
The undertaking connects greater than 650,000 solar panels, which collectively covers an space of about 1,800 acres. The integration of a state-of-the-art DC-coupled storage system permits the undertaking’s energy yield to be optimized and enhance the predictability of injection of domestically produced electrical energy into the Georgia Power grid.