TVA: Mississippi solar project to provide power to Facebook

The researchers analyzed nearly 3,000 sources of news and information that operate large...
The researchers analyzed nearly 3,000 sources of news and information that operate large Facebook pages.(Source: CNN)
Updated: Mar. 21, 2021 at 8:55 AM CDT
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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A company will develop a solar farm in Mississippi to provide power for two Facebook data centers in the southeastern United States.

Florida-based Origis Energy will own and operate a 150-megawatt solar and 50-megawatt battery storage facility in Lowndes County, Mississippi.

A news release from Tennessee Valley Authority says Origis is scheduled to complete the facility in late 2023, and it will undergo environmental reviews.

TVA and Origis have a long-term power purchasing agreement through TVA’s renewable energy program called Green Invest.

This will be Facebook’s first renewable energy project in Mississippi.