Origis Energy, an international investment and development firm focused on deployment of solar photovoltaic systems, dedicated two solar power plants in Georgia.
The two solar power sites, with a combined capacity of 23.5 MW DC, are located in Camilla and Woodbury, Georgia and will deliver clean solar energy to Georgia Power, the largest unit of Southern Co. under the utility’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative.
Commissioned in December 2013 the solar installations use 78,160 solar photovoltaic panels to generate enough power annually for nearly 6,000 homes.
Construction financing for these Origis Energy solar power projects was provided by Seminole Financial Services with permanent financing by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
In July of 2011, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power’s plan to buy up to 50 MW of solar power by 2015. Known as the Large-Scale Solar (LSS) Initiative, it was launched with no regulatory requirement and designed to put no additional upward pressure on rates.
The LSS preceded the company’s 2012 Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) and the 2013 ASI-Prime Initiative, which, combined, will bring another 735 MW of solar energy to Georgia.