Meta Adds Solar Projects in Georgia,  Tennessee - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Solar  -  December 15, 2022

Meta Adds Solar Projects in Georgia,  Tennessee

Meta Platforms, Inc. announced seven new solar projects in Georgia and Tennessee totaling 720 megawatts (MWAC) to support its regional operations with 100% renewable energy. 

Silicon Ranch, an independent power producer, is partnering with Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to supply renewable power to serve Meta’s data centers in Georgia and the Tennessee Valley, respectively.

The agreements call for Silicon Ranch to fund, build, own, operate and maintain the solar facilities for each of the seven projects.

In Georgia, Walton EMC recently executed contracts with Silicon Ranch on behalf of Meta for three new solar facilities totaling 560 MWAC as part of the electric cooperative’s agreement to supply Meta with 100% renewable energy. Silicon Ranch will work with Walton EMC to deliver projects in each of the next three years to support Meta’s operations.

TVA recently signed agreements with Silicon Ranch on behalf of Meta for four new solar facilities in Tennessee totaling 160 MWAC under TVA’s Green Invest program, which helps customers with new utility-scale solar projects located within the Tennessee Valley. Silicon Ranch will partner with TVA and local power companies to deliver all four projects in 2024 to support Meta’s operations in Tennessee and Alabama.

The announcement of the seven new projects coincides with the nearing completion of two additional solar facilities by Silicon Ranch that serve Meta’s operations: the 125 MWAC DeSoto I Solar Farm in partnership with Walton EMC in Lee County, Georgia, and the 70 MWAC McKellar Solar Farm with TVA in Madison County, Tennessee. 

“We are proud of the work we have done with Walton EMC and TVA to accelerate the transition to renewables in Georgia and the Tennessee Valley,” said Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Meta,in a statement. “As we continue to support our global operations with 100% renewable energy, we are pleased to expand our partnership with Silicon Ranch, a trusted partner who shares our commitment to have a positive impact on the communities where we locate.”



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