September 2008 - Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company serving 2.3 million customers in Georgia, has gained approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to expand its green pricing program to include additional options for customers. The re-design is intended to provide a more cost-effective option for both residential and commercial customers.
Under the re–vamped program, residential customers can now purchase green power in 100-kWh increments at 3.5¢/kWh above the standard rate, which is 1¢/kWh less than the previous offering. The modified Green Energy product will be all biomass, primarily from the Seminole Landfill in DeKalb County, and will contain no solar or wind energy at this time. In addition, customers now have the option to purchase a "premium" renewable energy product that includes at least 2% solar power. The price for the premium product is 4.5¢/kWh above the standard rate.
The redesigned program also includes a large volume discount available to customers that buy more than 40,000 kWh of green energy per month at the regular price of 3.5¢/kWh over the standard rate. Georgia Power will contract individually with each customer to determine the price, quantity, term and source of the additional green energy. The program now also includes a special events option for supplying renewable energy to music concerts, business conferences, or other one-time events. The new program is expected to go into effect by the end of 2008.
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Georgia Power Contact: Lynn Wallace, 404-506-7676