Green Power EMC, the largest renewable-energy provider in Georgia, continues to grow its energy portfolio with the addition of a 150-kilowatt solar facility in Warner Robins. The facility will bring Green Power EMC’s total renewable generation to almost 28 megawatts.
Green Power EMC joined forces with odor elimination manufacturer Clean Control Corp. and solar developer First Century Energy to build this project. Located on approximately one acre at the headquarters of Clean Control Corp. in Warner Robins, the facility will be one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in the state, providing 4.7 million kWh of solar energy to the power grid over its projected 25-year lifetime.
We’re very proud to be involved in the Clean Control solar project,” said George Mori, executive vice president at First Century Energy. “The array speaks volumes about Clean Control’s commitment to sustainability and demonstrates the economic development potential for solar in Georgia, as most of the system components and all labor was sourced in the state.”
The Warner Robins project and associated power purchase agreement is the second joint project of First Century and Green Power EMC under a pilot program aimed at deploying solar installations in EMC service areas throughout Georgia.
“Green Power EMC is actively pursuing efficient approaches to increasing the supply of renewable energy to Georgia’s EMC members,” said Jeff Pratt, President of Green Power EMC. “Distributed solar power generation can help supply a customer’s energy needs with little ongoing maintenance and no fuel expense.”
Approximately 4.4 million EMC-member households across Georgia will have more than 28,000 kilowatts of renewable energy available to them through Green Power EMC’s mix of biomass, solar and low-impact hydro generation.
Cutline: Jeff Pratt, Green Power EMC President, and Mary Ann Bell, Coweta-Fayette EMC Marketing Vice President, visit the solar photovoltaic array in Warner Robins.