Georgia Power launches new Customer-Connected Solar Program
Program helps grow renewable energy in Georgia and expands the state's diverse energy resources to benefit customers
ATLANTA, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power continues to grow renewable energy in Georgia through its new Customer-Connected Solar Program (CCSP), a 25-megawatt (MW) Distributed Generation customer-sited program. Working with the Georgia Public Service Commission on the program design, the Commissioners gave their approval in May 2020.
"We are excited to offer programs that help renewable energy grow and thrive in Georgia," said Wilson Mallard, director of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. "This program will provide a new renewable energy option for participating customers, while also benefitting all of our customers by continuing to expand our state's diverse energy generation resources."
Georgia Power will purchase 100% of the solar energy generated by directly paying the customer. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) will be retired by Georgia Power on behalf of participating customers, allowing the customer to claim the renewable benefits of the local solar energy.
The CCSP program will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the 25 MW AC portfolio is filled, or until January 2022, whichever comes first. Customers can choose agreement terms between 10 and 30 years and projects can be sized from 1 kW up to 3 MW (AC). The average price ranges from 4.3-6.7 cents/kWh. Find other important details about Georgia Power's new Customer-Connected Solar Program at www.GeorgiaPower.com/CustomerConnectedSolar.
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* REC Disclaimer: Georgia Power purchases only the null energy output from some renewable generating facilities that have contracted to sell that energy to Georgia Power. Ownership of the associated RECs is specified in each respective power purchase agreement. The party that owns the RECs retains the right to use them.
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