The facility will bring Green Power EMC’s total renewable generation to almost 28 MW.
Green Power EMC joined forces with odor elimination manufacturer Clean Control Corp. and solar project developer First Century Energy to build the solar project. Located on approximately one acre at the headquarters of Clean Control Corporation in Warner Robins, the facility will be one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in the state, providing 4.7 million kWh of solar energy to the power grid over its projected 25-year lifetime.
“We’re very proud to be involved in the Clean Control solar project,” said George Mori, executive vice president at First Century Energy. “The array speaks volumes about Clean Control’s commitment to sustainability and demonstrates the economic development potential for solar in Georgia, as most of the system components and all labor was sourced in the state.”
The Warner Robins project and associated power purchase agreement is the second joint project of First Century and Green Power EMC under a pilot program aimed at deploying solar installations in EMC service areas throughout Georgia.
“Green Power EMC is actively pursuing efficient approaches to increasing the supply of renewable energy to Georgia’s EMC members,” said Jeff Pratt, President of Green Power EMC. “Distributed solar power generation can help supply a customer’s energy needs with little on-going maintenance and no fuel expense.”
Currently, approximately 4.4 million EMC-member households across Georgia will have more than 28 thousand kilowatts of renewable energy available to them through Green Power EMC’s mix of biomass, solar, and low-impact hydro generation.
About Green Power EMC
Green Power EMC (greenpoweremc.com) is a not-for-profit cooperative founded in August 2001 to support EMCs in their search for Georgia renewable resources. The primary efforts of Green Power EMC have been to find, screen, analyze and negotiate power purchase agreements with Georgia-based renewable resource providers. Green Power EMC was the first green power program in the state with green power resources online and operational in October 2003 at the Taylor County landfill.
Participating EMCs include Altamaha EMC, Amicalola EMC, Canoochee EMC, Carroll EMC, Central Georgia EMC, Coastal Electric, Cobb EMC, Colquitt EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, Excelsior EMC, Flint Energies, Grady EMC, GreyStone Power, Habersham EMC, Hart EMC, Irwin EMC, Jackson EMC, Jefferson Energy Cooperative, Little Ocmulgee EMC, Middle Georgia EMC, Mitchell EMC, Ocmulgee EMC, Oconee EMC, Okefenoke Rural EMC, Pataula EMC, Planters EMC, Rayle EMC, Sawnee EMC, Slash Pine EMC, Snapping Shoals EMC, Southern Rivers Energy, Sumter EMC, Three Notch EMC, Tri-County EMC, Upson EMC, Walton EMC, and Washington EMC.
About Clean Control Corporation
Clean Control Corp. (cleancontrol.com) is a market-leading manufacturer of cleaning and odor elimination products, such as OdoBan® and Lethal®. Environmental leadership has been a cornerstone principle for Clean Control, as its products are formulated without toxic solvents and fragrances suspected of having adverse environmental effects.
About First Century Energy
First Century Energy (firstcenturyenergy.com) is a leading developer and integrator of solar PV and solar hot water projects for commercial, industrial and government clients. FCE is based in Atlanta and operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries SolAmerica Energy, LLC and First Century Energy Services, LLC.
About Flint Energies
Celebrating its 75th year of service in 2012 (incorporated in 1937), Flint Energies (flintenergies.com) is a not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative that provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. The Flint Appliance Center on South Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins carries a complete line of major home appliances, featuring GE Energy Star products. Flint has 240 employees and serves more than 84,400 meters. Flint's physical plant consists of more than 6,406 miles of distribution line and 50 substations located within Bibb, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, Talbot, Twiggs and Upson Counties. The system also includes the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base and the Fort Benning military post. Flint is the eighth largest of Georgia's 42 EMCs and the 36th largest of the nation's nearly 1,000 rural electric cooperatives.