Members to soon receive even more power from the sun
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) announced today that it has acquired a 34% percent stake in a new 52 megawatt (MW) solar project, which will be located in Jeff Davis County, near Hazlehurst, GA.
This is the third (3rd) such project that Sawnee’s Board of Directors has approved during the past twelve (12) months. This new project will bring Sawnee’s total solar generation capacity to 42 MW; which is enough solar energy to power thousands of homes.
“We continue to look for responsible and economically viable ways to diversify our overall energy portfolio, especially when it is cost effective and meets the goal of limiting the effects of carbon on our state with regard to generating electricity; all of which makes good overall business sense for our members,” said Michael Goodroe, Sawnee EMC’s President and CEO. “We are glad to once again take the opportunity to take the lead on this, our third such project in the past 12 months; and given its overall characteristics, is very exciting.”