AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., has announced the commissioning of its largest solar project to date – the 16 MW AC Rincon solar plant in Georgia.
The 287-acre PV array is located on the site of an old timber farm near Rincon, Ga., within Effingham County. AES DE, which owns and operates the project, says it partnered with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority to promote local job creation and community investment. Gregory Electric provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.
Energy from the Rincon array will be sold to Georgia Power under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement awarded through the utility’s Advanced Solar Initiative program. Georgia Power’s Ervan Hancock comments, “Georgia Power is pleased to see yet another solar farm in the state as part of our Advanced Solar Initiative. Here in Georgia, through a constructive regulatory approach and strong working relationships with solar developers and community leaders, one of the fastest-growing and most-competitive solar markets in the nation is bringing more solar to customers, without putting upward pressure on rates.”