Jackson EMC | June 20, 2014
Jackson EMC will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia, President/CEO Chip Jakins announced today. Jackson EMC is one of 27 Georgia electric cooperatives that will purchase the output of the planned project for a 25-year period through Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs).
The ground-mounted solar array will be constructed near Hazlehurst, Ga., in Jeff Davis County, and will be one of the largest solar generating facilities in Georgia. The solar array will occupy approximately 135 acres and will incorporate over 87,000 solar modules. Once completed, the solar array will generate more than 43,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity annually.