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Georgia Power to build $200m military solar facility

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Georgia Power announced plans to build a 139-MW solar facility near Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. At 870 acres, a $200 million investment and more than 500,000 solar panels, it will be the largest solar facility constructed by Georgia Power to date.

The Georgia Public Service Commission approved the project, which will be the sixth solar project developed in conjunction with the United States military.

Georgia Power expects to plan, engineer and design the project, while set bids to find a construction contractor through 2017 and 2018. The project is expected to enter commercial operations by the end of 2019.

Georgia Power owns and operates solar plants for the U. S. Army at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart and for the Department of the Navy at SUBASE Kings Bay. In addition, the company is currently building a 31-MW solar facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

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