Joining forces to innovate the industry
We’re proud to partner with the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force to develop innovative energy projects, both on and off base, particularly in solar power. Our collaborations support 19 military bases across the country, as well as federal emergency projects and local communities. We’re honored to be the only electric utility in the country to partner with all four branches of our military.
- Georgia Power announces new 139-MW solar project at Robins Air Force Base
- Georgia Power receives approval for Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany solar project
- Southern Company subsidiary surpasses 400 MW of solar generation development in Georgia
- Construction to begin on Georgia Power Georgia 3x30 solar projects
- Georgia Power marks groundbreaking of Fort Benning solar project
- Georgia Power to bring 90 megawatts of solar generation to Georgia Army bases
- Gulf Power and military bringing large-scale solar power to Northwest Florida
- Gulf Power and military large-scale solar plans approved
- Mississippi Power breaks ground on Seabee Base solar facility
- Mississippi Power files to increase its solar portfolio to more than 100 MW
- Mississippi Power announces plans for largest utility-scale solar projects
As of November 11, 2015
- 2 solar projects totaling 20 megawatts in partnership with the Army.
- 3 solar projects totaling 90 megawatts in partnership with the Army.
- 1 solar project totaling 30 megawatts in partnership with the Navy.
- 1 solar project totaling 46 megawatts in partnership with the Marine Corps.
- 2 solar projects totaling 90 megawatts in partnership with the Navy.
- 1 solar project totaling 30 megawatts in partnership with the Air Force.
- 1 solar project totaling 4 megawatts in partnership with the Navy.
Total: 11 solar projects totaling 310 megawatts
"The collaboration between Georgia Power and the Department of the Navy to allow for the construction of a new solar facility will have a myriad of benefits. By hosting the solar facility on our land, we can provide physical security to protect the asset, diversify the local power portfolio and increase regional resiliency, all of which strengthen Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay's energy security."
The Southern Company system's strategy in developing solar projects, in partnership with the Pentagon, is to put solar energy to work for customers and provide options to benefit the military base, federal emergency programs and the communities we're privileged to serve.
The Department of Defense is a trusted partner as we continue to grow our solar portfolio and announce and develop projects system-wide.
This year, Georgia Power has broken ground on three 30-megawatt solar projects at Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart. These groundbreakings are part of the Army-Georgia Power "3x30" partnership with full operation expected by the end of 2016. Georgia Power, in partnership with the Department of Navy, has also broken ground on a 30-megawatt solar facility on-base at Kings Bay which is also expected to be fully operational by the end of 2016.
In April, our subsidiary Gulf Power announced the development of 120-megawatts of solar in coordination with the Navy and Air Force. 90-megawatts will be installed at NAS Pensacola, which will provide renewable energy both on-base and in the surrounding community.
In the last year, Southern Company has received the following awards:
- Highest-ranked utility by G.I. Jobs' Top 100 Military Friendly Employer®;
- "Best for Vets Employer" by Military Times EDGE for the sixth consecutive year;
- "Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military®" by CivilianJobs.com;
- Top 10 Companies for Veterans by DiversityInc. - the only energy company recognized.