Georgia Power Plans To Expand Solar Capacity

Georgia Power has received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission for a new tariff that will nearly double the amount of solar energy the company purchases to supply its Green Energy Program.

The Solar Purchase Tariff will allow Georgia Power to purchase an additional 1.5 MW of solar capacity from customers at $0.17/kWh for generating facilities designed to produce less than 100 kW. Customers who sell solar under the new tariff must agree to share all cost and operational information with Georgia Power so that it can gain experience in solar electricity generation, the utility says.

Georgia Power will also issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an additional 1 MW of solar capacity with no project size restriction. The company will consider solar proposals in this RFP with a price of $0.15/kWh or less. Georgia Power will use this solar energy to supply the Premium Green Energy product, which is available to customers in 100 kWh blocks.

SOURCE: Georgia Power

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