PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and Origis Energy have agreed to a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a new 80 megawatt (MW) large-scale solar project to be constructed in Covington County, AL. Wing Solar is a project by Origis Energy. It is scheduled to come online in late 2022.
Once completed, the Wing Solar project will add the largest amount to date of clean, renewable, solar-generated energy to PowerSouth Energy Cooperative’s generation mix. The 80 MW solar facility is enough to power approximately 13,000 homes annually.
“Our mission is to safely deliver reliable and affordable energy to promote development of the communities our members serve,” says Gary Smith, PowerSouth President & CEO. “Solar energy is a cost effective resource for a portion of our energy needs. Affordable, zero-carbon, renewable energy supports our mission – today and in the future.”
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Origis Energy CEO and President, Guy Vanderhaegen, said: “A tremendous amount of work goes into the realization of a utility scale solar project by all parties involved, from the local level, the utility and our team here at Origis. We commend the leadership at PowerSouth and its members for their vision to bring clean, cost effective solar energy to their customers. We are confident that determination will result, even in these challenging times, in a successful completion of Wing Solar in Alabama.”
The addition of solar energy to PowerSouth’s generation portfolio promotes further diversification of its energy mix, allowing PowerSouth to safely deliver reliable and affordable energy to its ratepayers and promote community development.
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