(Georgia) Georgia Power – Solar Buyback Program

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Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility, has established a green power program, that allows the company to purchase limited solar generation at a premium price based on other customers voluntarily paying a little extra on their electric bill to support renewable generation. System owners are paid for generation at a higher rate than the rate at which they would be compensated under the standard Renewable and Non-Renewable program (RNR-7). Georgia Power purchases electricity from photovoltaic (PV) systems at a rate of $0.17 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with a current aggregate program capacity limit of 4.4 megawatts (MW). This program is currently full and there is not any available capacity at this time. The expansion of this program is currently dependent on the increase of customers purchasing green energy from Georgia Power. Georgia Power maintains a waiting list for this program.

All equipment must comply with the standards set down by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the National Electrical Safety Code.

Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount: $0.17/kWh
Maximum Incentive: Maximum for single-phase customers (residential and small commercial): 25 kW
Maximum for three-phase customers: 100 kW
Terms: 5-year contract
Equipment Requirements: Equipment must comply with the standards set down by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the National Electrical Safety Code.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: RECs transfer to Georgia Power along with electricity
Web Site: http://www.georgiapower.com/earthcents/green/solar-buyback.cshtml

Contact:

Scott Gentry
Georgia Power Company
241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE
Bin #10194
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 506-2688
Phone 2: (800) 524-2421
E-Mail: msgentry@southernco.com 
Web Site: http://www.georgiapower.com/

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