(Bloomberg) — Southern Co., owner of Georgia’s largest
utility, is expanding its solar capacity in the state by
purchasing the 30-megawatt Pawpaw power plant from Longview
The deal is Southern’s fifth such acquisition in Georgia,
bringing its solar generation in the state to 385 megawatts, the
Atlanta-based company said in statement Monday. Terms weren’t
disclosed. Longview is a joint venture of Elemental Energy Inc.
and Tuusso Energy LLC.
Trina Solar Ltd. is supplying panels for the project.
Electricity and renewable-energy credits from Pawpaw will be
sold to Southern’s Georgia Power unit under a 30-year contract,
according to the statement. Construction of the solar farm is
expected to begin this month, with commercial operation
scheduled for the fourth quarter.
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