Israeli Firm Wins $30 Million Solar Deal
in Georgia, USA
Energiya USA to develop the first utility scale solar field in southeastern Georgia
(Jerusalem, Israel) – The U.S. affiliate of Israel’s Energiya Global Capital (https://energiyaglobal.com/), an international solar development firm headed by Yosef Abramowitz, won a $30 million, 17.68 megawatt solar deal in southeastern Georgia, the first utility scale solar project in the region.
Energiya USA, LLC just executed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Georgia Power Company for the utility-scale solar field located on 79 acres in Glynn County, GA. Project Glynn will be constructed and interconnected by December 31,st 2015.
"Georgia Power is pleased to work with Energiya Global, and its U.S. affiliate, Energiya USA, as part of the Advanced Solar Initiative," said Norrie McKenzie, Vice President of Renewable Development, at Georgia Power Company. "With a shared commitment to innovative, clean energy solutions, our customers will benefit from this partnership today and in the future."
David M. Herskovits, CEO of Energiya USA, said, “Project Glynn is the first of a dozen utility-scale solar projects that Energiya USA plans to launch in the Southeastern market. We are proud to partner with Georgia Power Company in the deployment of renewable energy in the region.”
The Project Glynn solar energy project is another example that showcases a flourishing American-Israeli business and technology partnership. “We are thrilled to celebrate this newest development in the U.S.-Israel strategic relationship said Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast. “At a time when there is volatility in the world’s oil producing regions, Israel is proud to be on the forefront of the renewable energy revolution. The Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast is proud to be able to bring great partners like Energiya Global and Georgia Power together. This solar deal is a significant milestone in the long-standing, close relationship between Israel and the Southeast U.S.”
Energiya USA is also creating a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative program in conjunction with its partners for the local Glynn County school system. The program will include after school enrichment programs with an emphasis on renewable energy.
Energiya USA is an affiliate of Jerusalem-based Energiya Global Capital, an international solar developer with projects worldwide. Project Glynn was created in cooperation with The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority.
"The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority is elated to have been selected by Energiya USA to be their premier site for this important endeavor. Moreover, we are thrilled that they want to engage with the community to assist our youth and educational systems in STEM endeavors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). These programs and projects will further strengthen our commitment to technical workforce development." said Bruce Dixon, Chair of the Development Authority Board of Governors.
“In the wake of the global climate talks in Lima, the time has arrived for the United States to demonstrate leadership when it comes to renewable energy, and we are proud, as an Israeli company, to help America achieve its potential,” said Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO of Energiya Global Capital, the parent of Energiya USA, which won the project. “Investments in solar power result in positive social and environmental impact, while also yielding an attractive return to our investors.”
Energiya Global, along with its partners, will be cutting the ribbon at a landmark 8.5 megawatt solar field in Rwanda – the first in East Africa – in mid-January.
Energiya Global Capital is a multinational solar energy company that was founded with the purpose of bringing new sources of power to Africa and other underserved and emerging markets. Founded in December 2010, Energiya Global is led by a world-class team that includes seasoned project developers, financiers, and strategists. Energiya Global’s goal is to provide electricity to 50 million people worldwide by 2022. EG is a founding partner of the United States Government’s Power Africa Beyond the Grid initiative.
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