Facebook Taps Georgia Solar Projects for 125MW of Renewable Energy

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), a consumer-owned utility, has executed contracts with Silicon Ranch on behalf of Facebook for two new solar projects totaling 125MW as part of its agreement to supply 100% renewable energy for Facebook’s data center in Newton County, Georgia. The agreements represent the third and fourth solar projects for the growing partnership in Georgia that includes Facebook, Walton EMC, and Silicon Ranch. Facebook chose Walton EMC as the power supplier for its Newton Data Center when it announced the facility in March 2018. This most recent announcement comes one month after the partners announced a 107MW solar project in Jeff Davis County and just one week after they officially dedicated their first project together, a 102.5MW project in Early County. In total, including four projects with Silicon Ranch, Walton EMC has executed six contracts on behalf of Facebook totaling 435MW of new renewable energy to support their operations in Georgia. On behalf of Facebook and Walton EMC, Silicon Ranch will fund, construct, own, operate, and maintain both solar facilities. The company’s Appling Solar Farm will generate 25MW of clean, renewable energy wh...

Russian Fishery aims to get ‘investment quotas’ for two more factory trawlers 

Enter the email address associated with your account. We’ll send you instructions to reset your password. Enter the email address associated with your account. We’ll send you instructions to reset your password. Russian Fishery Company (RFC) is set to apply for “investment quotas” for two more factory trawlers, as it plans to spend $615 million on six vessels and a plant in its home country. On Wednesday, RFC announced it and the country’s fisheries agency has recently signed the agreements on the company’s investment quota allocation. RFC will receive an additional 170,000 metric tons of pollock and herring quota once the six trawlers and on-shore fish processing factory are commissioned. A seventh trawler, which will be the first built, will be constructed outside Russia.  “We are planning to apply for an investment quota for two more large-capacity trawler-processors, for which the company has an option, once the Federal Agency for Fishery announce the second action for rest of the Far East “investment quota” allocation,” said Andrey Teterkin, CEO of RFC. The vessels are designed for more than 50,000t of annual catch and producing pin-bone out fillets and surimi....