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Georgia Power to develop 139-MW solar project at Robins Air Force Base

Staff Writer |
Georgia Power has announced plans to build a new 139 megawatt (MW) solar facility adjacent to Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Georgia, just south of Macon.

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The project was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) and will be the sixth large-scale solar project to be developed by Georgia Power working with the United States military and the Georgia PSC.

The Warner Robins facility will be the largest single solar project to date to be constructed by Georgia Power.

The new solar facility will be located on approximately 870 acres of land reserved to prevent encroachment near the base, and is expected to include more than 500,000 solar panels.

As with the company's other military projects, power from the facility will be delivered to the state's electric grid at or below the company's avoided cost, the amount projected it would cost the company to generate comparable energy from other sources.

The solar project at Robins AFB is estimated to represent a more than $200 million investment and will help to enable the base to meet critical energy security and energy resiliency goals.

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