July 2003 - The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved green power tariffs to be offered by Georgia Power and Savannah Electric to their residential and business customers. Georgia Power customers will be able to purchase 100-kWh blocks of green power for an additional $5.50 per month or a premium of 5.5¢/kWh above the standard electricity rate, while the PSC approved a rate premium of 6.0¢/kWh for Savannah Electric customers.
According to Georgia Power, the composition of its Green Energy product will be landfill gas (83%), wind (16%), and solar (1%). To participate in the program, small businesses must purchase a minimum of two blocks, while large businesses must purchase at least 400 blocks each month. All participating customers will be required to subscribe for a minimum of one year.
Both utilities are subsidiaries of Southern Company. Georgia Power serves 2 million customers across the state while Savannah Electric serves 320,000 people in a five-county area. In 2001, the PSC directed both utilities to file proposals for green power programs.
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Georgia Power Contact: Jeff Petrea (404) 506-2061