RWE Renewables,a subsidiary of Germany-based RWE Group, has entered into a 30-year PPA with Georgia Power for RWE’s Broken Spoke Solar project, a 195.5-MW solar facility with a 40-MW, 2-hour battery. The project will begin supplying power in late 2021.
“We’re pleased to finalize this agreement with a company like Georgia Power, who has demonstrated a commitment to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers,” said Silvia Ortin, COO of onshore wind and solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables. “As of now, we have 3.3 GW of installed capacity in the U.S., plus an additional 1.4 GW of onshore wind and photovoltaic under construction. The Broken Spoke Solar plant will mark our first solar facility in Georgia and our largest solar project in the U.S. to date.”
RWE’s solar power plant is located in Mitchell County, in the southwest corner of the state.
“Broken Spoke Solar will include a 40-MW, 2-hour energy storage system, enabling firm delivery of energy from the facility,” said Christoph Hunfeld, head of asset commercialization of North America, RWE Renewables. “This integrated solar-plus-storage facility will increase energy delivery during peak demand times and simplify integration of locally produced energy into the Georgia Power grid.”
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