Leaders Gather for Groundbreaking of Georgia’s Solar Plant

The largest infrastructure project in Twiggs County, the GA Solar 4 project will create up to 400 construction jobs and ongoing tax revenues for the region.

Leaders of various organisations gathered on Monday in Twiggs County, Georgia to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the largest solar plant in the state.

The largest infrastructure project in Twiggs County, the GA Solar 4 project will create up to 400 construction jobs and ongoing tax revenues for the region.

Being developed by First Solar on a 2,000-acres piece of land near Warner Robins, GA, the plant will be operated by Origis. The site is anticipated to be complete in December 2019.

The ceremonial groundbreaking brought together people from the state department, Georgia Power, Georgia Public Service Commission, Twiggs County Commission, Origis Energy and First Solar, Inc. representatives to extoll the benefits of the 200-megawatt, GA Solar 4 project, located in Twiggs County, Georgia.

“GA Solar 4 will make a significant contribution to Georgia,” said Johan Vanhee, Managing Director, Business Development and Operations for Origis Energy, owners of the plant. “Twiggs County leaders have worked closely with First Solar to make this project a reality. It will make a very strong positive difference in the area’s economic growth and long-term tax base. We thank all members of the team for their contributions to this solar milestone.”

“This project is a direct result of the Georgia Public Service Commission’s visionary efforts to expand solar in the state,” said Omar Aboudaher, Regional Director of Project Development for First Solar. “We are more hopeful today that the GA Solar 4 project is a stepping stone to the greater expansion of solar energy in the state. The success of this project could not have been possible without Georgia Power’s vision and the tireless efforts of Twiggs County.”

All energy and renewable attributes of the project will be sold to Georgia Power through Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) Program, benefiting all Georgia Power customers.

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