Georgia purchase power agreements: another step forward for solar

By the end of 2015 or 2016 Georgia Power will have 515 megawatts of additional solar generating capacity. (© iStock)

The Georgia Public Service Commission has unanimously approved 10 Purchase Power Agreements for independent solar companies to provide 515 Megawatts of solar power to Georgia Power.

SELC pushed for the original requirements and for the final approval of the contracts. The utility once predicted adding solar generating capacity would raise consumer rates, but it has now acknowledged under questioning from SELC that the savings created by these utility-scale projects will reach “several hundred million dollars.” The new capacity is expected to be online by the end of 2015 or 2016.

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