ATLANTA Jan. 31, 2011 Murray County, Ga.
Georgia Power will sell the output from the facility to Dalton Utilities.
Under the terms of the deal, Georgia Power will lease property for the solar facility from Dalton Utilities, which will purchase 100 percent of the plant’s capacity and energy through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
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Energy produced from the solar facility will be sold on the wholesale market therefore the cost of the facility will not become part of Georgia Power’s retail rate base. All of the renewable energy credits from the facility will be conveyed to Dalton Utilities. The first phase of the facility is expected to begin commercial operations in spring 2011.
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With the addition of this contract, Georgia Power’s energy portfolio includes contracts with 14 qualified biomass and renewable facilities throughout the state that generate 28 MW of capacity, or enough renewable energy to power more than 11,200 homes. These contracts include electricity generated from wood waste, landfill methane gas, and hydro.
Mack Creek Energy develops innovative, lowest-cost renewable power projects, with a focus on utility customers that have large fleets of baseload coal generation, such as Georgia Power Company.
SOURCE Georgia Power