Georgia Power Solar Growth Remains Strong
State ranked 7 on SEIA Top 10 list for solar installations in 2020
Additional 970 MW in PPAs certified by PSC this month
ATLANTA, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power's solar programs continue to drive strong solar growth across the state. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has ranked the state of Georgia as the #7 state in the U.S. for 2020 solar photovoltaic installations, marking the state's place in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive year. Georgia Power solar installations represent 93% of the solar additions reported for Georgia in 2020.
Solar expansion continues in 2021 as the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) certified an additional 970 MW of utility-scale solar through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) on July 6, 2021. The company plans to have approximately 5,400 MW* of renewable energy resources in its portfolio by the end of 2025, comprising approximately 22 percent of the company's generation mix.
For years, Georgia Power has worked with the PSC to develop and expand cost-effective renewable energy resources and has one of the largest voluntary renewable portfolios in the country. The company offers a variety of programs, options, and services designed to benefit all customers, but does not endorse specific solar marketers or engage in door-to-door solar sales. If an employee needs to visit a customer's home or business for some other reason, they will be in uniform and present a badge with a photo, their name and Georgia Power logo. They will also be in a vehicle marked with the company's logo.
"We are proud of our commitment to solar development and the recognition for Georgia by SEIA as a leader in advancing renewable energy for the state we call home," said Wilson Mallard, director of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. "We have focused on growing cost-effective solar and other renewable energy options for all customers in coordination with the Georgia PSC, and we remind customers to always confirm critical program and participation details before signing up for any solar offer."
Solar Programs and Services
The company offers a full range of programs and services to provide customers options for using solar energy to power their homes and businesses. Customers can learn more about the following Georgia Power solar programs and contact the company's solar experts at georgiapower.com/solar.
*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 renewable energy credits ("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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