Cost-effective, Renewable Solutions
Approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission in November 2012, the original Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) is an innovative solar program designed to procure 210 MW of solar capacity. GPASI was primarily created to spur economic growth within the solar community in Georgia, while offering pricing that encourages more renewable development and avoids any upward rate pressure and reliability impacts to Georgia Power customers.
With this goal in mind, Georgia Power designed two programs to continue to develop solar in Georgia: 1) offer existing Georgia Power customers additional options to sell distributed solar generation back to Georgia Power through small- and medium-scale power purchase programs; and 2) offer solar developers the opportunity to bring large photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays to market through a competitive utility-scale RFP. In July 2013, the Public Service Commission approved an additional 525 MW of solar capacity as part of the 2013 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) order. These additional megawatts of solar capacity were similarly allocated between the distributed generation and utility-scale programs.
Overview of Programs
View more information on Georgia Power's Utility-Scale RFP and Distributed Generation programs.
Georgia Power Solar Projects
Georgia Power has launched several projects to research solar energy and increase the use of renewable energy in Georgia.