Jan 8, 2014

Georgia Power Company Proposes 495 MW Solar Request for Proposals

On December 19, Georgia Power Company issued its draft Solar Request for Proposals (RFP) to fulfill both the last 70 MW of its Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) and the requirement imposed this year by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) that Georgia Power Company purchase an additional 425 MW of solar energy. The Draft RFP, together with a proposed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and other relevant documents, is available on the web site established for the program. Persons interested in the program must register on the new web site (registration on the existing ASI web site will not carry over)… 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