ANDALUSIA, Ala. and MIAMI, Fl. (April 29, 2020) – PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and Origis Energy announce a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a new 80 megawatt (MW) large scale solar project to be constructed in Covington County, AL. Wing Solar is a project by Origis Energy. It is scheduled to come online in late 2022.
Once completed the Wing Solar project will add the largest amount to date of clean, renewable, solar-generated energy to PowerSouth Energy Cooperative’s generation mix. The 80 MW solar facility is enough to power approximately 13,000 homes annually.
“Our mission is to safely deliver reliable and affordable energy to promote development of the communities our members serve,” says Gary Smith, PowerSouth President & CEO. “Solar energy is a cost effective resource for a portion of our energy needs. Affordable, zero-carbon, renewable energy supports our mission – today and in the future.”
Origis Energy CEO and President, Guy Vanderhaegen, said: “A tremendous amount of work goes into the realization of a utility scale solar project by all parties involved, from the local level, the utility and our team here at Origis. We commend the leadership at PowerSouth and its members for their vision to bring clean, cost effective solar energy to their customers. We are confident that determination will result, even in these challenging times, in a successful completion of Wing Solar in Alabama.”
The addition of solar energy to PowerSouth’s generation portfolio promotes further diversification of its energy mix, allowing PowerSouth to safely deliver reliable and affordable energy to its ratepayers and promote community development.
PowerSouth is a generation and transmission cooperative that serves the wholesale energy needs of 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and northwest Florida. Collectively, the members provide electric service to homes, businesses and industries in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties.
About Origis Energy
Origis Energy is bringing clean and cost effective solar and energy storage solutions within reach for utility, commercial and industrial as well as public sector clients. The Origis team has worked to ensure the interests of all stakeholders are upheld in more than 130 projects worldwide totaling nearly 3 gigawatts to date of developed solar and energy storage capacity. Headquartered in Miami, FL, Origis Energy delivers excellence in solar and energy storage development, financing, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations, maintenance and asset management for investors and clean energy consumers in the US. More information at www.OrigisEnergy.com