Snapping Shoals EMC is among 30 electric cooperatives in Georgia that now collectively share in the renewable energy generated by a new 106-megawatt (MWAC) solar project constructed in Clay County, Georgia.
Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) including Snapping Shoals EMC, is purchasing all the energy and environmental attributes generated by the Clay Solar Project on behalf of its member cooperatives. As a clean energy source, the solar site’s environmental offset is equivalent to approximately 193,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
The Clay Solar Project has more than 337,000 solar modules that track the sun on its daily path across the sky, resulting in increased energy production over a fixed-tilt installation.
“Snapping Shoals EMC serves our members with a diverse portfolio of reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy, and solar power has become a vital part of our strategy. The addition of the Clay Solar Project will enable us to continue to serve our members as efficiently and economically as possible,” said Shaun Mock, President/CEO of Snapping Shoals EMC.
Green Power EMC is a not-for-profit cooperative founded in 2001 to support 38 of Georgia’s electric cooperatives in their search for 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. In addition to sourcing renewable energy, Green Power EMC provides education programs that help member-consumers learn both the challenges and opportunities of utilizing renewable energy.