David Herskovits, CEO of Energiya USA and Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Energiya Global Capital, team up to open the solar power industry in Southeast Georgia. (Adina Halevi Photography)
David Herskovits, CEO of Energiya USA and Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Energiya Global Capital, team up to open the solar power industry in Southeast Georgia. (Adina Halevi Photography)

The US affiliate of Israel’s Energiya, an international solar development firm headed by Yosef Abramowitz, recently won a $30 million, 17.68 megawatt solar deal in southeastern Georgia, the first utility scale solar project in the region.

The enormous 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Georgia Power Company – to be called Project Glynn — will be constructed and interconnected by December 31, 2015.

“Georgia Power is pleased to work with Energiya Global, and its US 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.”

“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,” said David M. Herskovits, CEO of Energiya USA.

The Project Glynn solar energy project is the latest example of American-Israeli business and technology partnership. “”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 US,” said Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast.