Apr 4, 2014

Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Final RFP Documents for 495 MW Solar Energy Purchase by Georgia Power

On Tuesday, April 1, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved the RFP documents for Georgia Power’s purchase of 495 MW of solar energy from new projects to be constructed over the next 3 years (the ASI and ASI-Prime programs). Georgia Power released the bid form at 12:00 noon on April 2. The posting of the final approved documents and the release of the bid form initiated the bidding process. Interested bidders will have until 5:00 pm EPT on April 30 to submit their proposals through the IE website. Contact Steve O’Day if you have any questions about the final documents, the… Read more

Feb 28, 2014

Georgia Power Files Revised RFP and PPA for 495 MW Solar Purchase with Georgia PSC

On Friday, February 21, 2014, Georgia Power filed the revised Request for Proposals (RFP) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) documents with the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC). The revised documents along with redline versions and a summary of the changes to the documents have been uploaded to the solar purchase website. The revisions to the RFP and PPA were the result of comments provided by interested parties. Comments that were accepted were incorporated in the revised documents. Parties that provided suggested changes that were not accepted by Georgia Power will receive an explanation for the rejection of their suggested revisions…. Read more

Oct 24, 2011

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Calls for Potential Renewable Portfolio Standard

A shock of excitement raced through the solar industry last week after a Georgia Public Service Commissioner released a statement recommending the Commission—as well as Georgia legislators, solar industry experts and the state’s largest utility, Georgia Power—immediately “investigate and implement needed changes” with regard to solar energy in the state. On October 18, 2011, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald wrote that given the recent negative press surrounding solar, he took it upon himself to conduct his own research. What he found was that despite being “the 3rd-5th best State for solar energy in the USA,” Georgia ranks 35thin actual solar installs, even… Read more