Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider, meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own and operate 18 facilities in eight states, with more than 8,900 MW of generating capacity operating or under construction in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and New Mexico.
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 facility in California from First Solar Inc. As the largest solar facility in the Southern Power portfolio, the Solar Gen 2 acquisition is expected to increase the total Southern Power-owned solar capacity to more than 300 MW. Southern Power has previously acquired seven solar facilities with Turner Renewable Energy. The total generation capacity of the eight projects is anticipated to be more than 400 MW.
Southern Power is growing—expanding our footprint. Our plan is to continue increasing our operations in the competitive market. We focus our low-risk strategy of owning and operating quality generation assets under long-term contracts with creditworthy counterparties.
In addition to meeting all regulations through a comprehensive compliance strategy, we invest in research and technology to provide cleaner energy options for our customers. Southern Power's facilities are state-of-the-art in efficiency and environmental controls.