May 2010 - Georgia Power, an investor-owned utility serving 2.3 million customers, received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to modify its Green Energy program and offer customers more solar options.
Under the revised program, the Premium Green Energy program has been redesigned to contain 50 percent solar energy at a cost of $5 per 100-kilowatt-hour (kWh) block. The option previously contained 10 percent solar energy and cost $4.50 per 100 kWh block.
In addition to these changes, the PSC also approved Georgia Power raising the solar capacity cap under its Renewable and Non-Renewable (RNR) tariff from 1.5 megawatts (MW) to 2.5 MW. Under the RNR tariff, the company will purchase solar energy from customers at a price of 17 cents per kWh. The solar capacity cap will also automatically increase as participation in the Premium Green Energy program grows; for every 219 blocks of Premium Green Energy purchased, the RNR solar capacity cap will increase by 100 kW.
News Release - Georgia Power's Green Energy Program Redesigned to Include More Solar Power