The U.S. military has a very aggressive agenda to convert all of their US bases to renewable energy is support of their goal for energy security. Another example of this is Georgia Power which, this week started construction on new solar projects at Georgia Army bases Fort Gordon near Augusta and Fort Stewart near Savannah.
Georgia Power and the U.S. Army first announced the Georgia 3×30 solar project in 2014. The project consists of the development of three 30 megawatt (MW) solar generation facilities at three separate Army bases throughout the state. The projects, each of which may cover more than 200 acres, are scheduled to be completed and begin delivering power to the state’s electric grid by the end of 2016.
Kenny Coleman, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power made these comments at the recent ground breaking event.
These solar projects support the Army and their mission to not only strengthen local Georgia bases as economic and community engines, but also their efforts to further the development of renewable energy and enhance national security.
We’re committed to assisting our customers with all of their energy needs, including providing information and expert advice to help them make informed choices about adding solar – on an Army base or a home rooftop.
The three projects will be brought online at or below the company’s avoided cost, the amount projected it would cost the company to generate comparable energy from other sources.
To learn more about Georgia Power’s solar programs, including resources and information for home and business owners considering solar, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/solar.
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