The Georgia Public Service Commission's (PSC) unanimous decision last week to authorize Georgia Power's 210 MW solar initiative has won kudos from state and national solar groups.
The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) says it commends the PSC for its ‘bold vision’ in voting to advance solar development in Georgia. The initiative calls for 90 MW to be allocated to small, medium and residential solar projects, in addition to utility-scale development, GSEA notes.
‘The Georgia Solar Energy Association is thrilled to see the Public Service Commission not only authorizing a significant short-term deployment of solar energy through its current regulatory structure, but also encouraging legislative leaders to reconsider the current policy restrictions that have prevented the state from achieving its enormous potential for solar energy production,’ says Jessica Moore, executive director of GSEA.
‘Approval of the [initiative] is a great first step toward Georgia meeting its full solar potential,’ says Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. ‘We're especially encouraged that the PSC and Georgia Power chose to add more distributed generation into this plan than what was originally proposed.’