Southern Power has acquired the 80 MW Decatur Parkway solar project and the 19 MW Decatur County solar project – both in Georgia – from Tradewind Energy Inc.
The projects were proposed by Tradewind Energy and selected by Georgia Power in a competitive process. Both Georgia Power and Southern Power are subsidiaries of Southern Co.
The electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the Decatur Parkway project will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power. Construction of the single-axis tracking facility is scheduled to begin this month.
Georgia Power will purchase the energy generated from the Decatur County project under a 20-year PPA. Southern Power will retain the associated RECs, which it may sell to third parties. Construction of the facility is currently scheduled to begin in June.
Both projects, which are expected to enter commercial operation late this year, will be constructed on separate sites.