Sawnee | June 27, 2014
Starting next year, approximately 140,000 members of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) will be getting at least a small portion of their electricity directly from the sun. Sawnee EMC announced today that has acquired a 50 percent stake in the total energy produced from a massive new 20 megawatt (MW) solar project, which is located in Jeff Davis County, near Hazlehurst, Ga. This project will be the second largest solar generating facility in the state of Georgia.
The state’s largest renewable energy cooperative, Green Power EMC, of which Sawnee is a founding member, has entered into a power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch Corporation, the owner of the facility. The project will soon launch operations on the 135-acre tract of South Georgia farmland which will be covered with ground-mounted solar panels.