RWE Renewables‘ Hickory Park Photo voltaic venture, a 195.5-MWac facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery storage system, positioned in Mitchell County, Georgia, is in operation. RWE is operator/supervisor of the photo voltaic facility, promoting the power and renewable attributes from the power to Georgia Energy by means of its Renewable Power Growth Initiative (REDI) program.
In November 2019, the corporate introduced it entered right into a 30-year energy buy settlement (PPA) with Georgia Energy, an investor-owned public utility that serves roughly 2.7 million clients.
“Our largest photo voltaic venture within the Americas is now benefiting the state of Georgia, together with tax income to native counties and college districts,” stated Silvia Ortin, CEO RWE Renewables Americas. “We’re happy to develop this venture and advance photo voltaic within the state of Georgia as a part of Georgia Energy’s REDI program.”
The venture connects greater than 650,000 photo voltaic panels, which collectively covers an space of about 1,800 acres. Using a DC-coupled storage system permits the venture’s power yield to be optimized and enhance the predictability of injection of regionally produced electrical energy into the Georgia Energy grid.
RWE constructs, owns and operates a number of the highest performing wind, photo voltaic and power storage initiatives within the U.S., with greater than 30 initiatives now in operation, totaling an put in era capability of greater than 5,000 MW.
The U.S. accounts for a couple of third of the RWE Group’s renewables capability taking part in a key function in RWE’s technique to develop its renewables enterprise and to change into carbon impartial by 2040.
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