AES Distributed Energy starts selling 16-MWs of solar to Georgia Power under 20-year PPA

Written By: Stratton Report
February 22, 2017

AES senior notes

On February 22, AES Distributed Energy announced the commissioning of the Rincon solar array, a 16-MW AC solar PV project owned and operated by the firm.

Interconnected to Georgia Power Company’s transmission grid, and selling energy to Georgia Power under a 20-year PPA awarded through Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative program, the 287 acre solar array is located on the site of an old timber farm near Rincon, Georgia within Effingham County.

Woody Rubin, President of AES DE remarked:

We are pleased to commission a utility-scale solar project that meets the technical standards of Southern Company transmission while providing clean energy to Georgia Power and local economic development for the region.

Ervan Hancock, Renewable Implementation Manager, Georgia Power observed: “Georgia Power is pleased to see yet another solar farm in the state as part of our Advanced Solar Initiative. Here in Georgia, through a constructive regulatory approach and strong working relationships with solar developers and community leaders, one of the fastest growing and most competitive solar markets in the nation is bringing more solar to customers, without putting upward pressure on rates.”

According to AES, Gregory Electric provided engineering, procurement and construction services to the project.