Georgia Power begins building ‘3x30’ solar power projects

In all, 90 MW of solar power generation to be installed at Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart

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Georgia Power started construction on new solar power projects at Georgia Army bases Fort Gordon near Augusta and Fort Stewart near Savannah.

In all, 90 MW of solar power generation to be installed at Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart.

Leaders from Georgia Power, the Georgia Public Service Commission, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the General Services Administration break ground on the Georgia 3x30 solar project at Fort Gordon near Augusta, Ga.

Georgia Power and the U.S. Army first announced the Georgia 3x30 solar project in 2014.

The project consists of the development of three 30 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.

As part of the review and approval of the company's 2007 Integrated Resource Plan, the Georgia PSC approved the development of three cost-effective renewable energy projects of up to 30 MW to be owned by Georgia Power. 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.

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