Georgia Power - Solar Buyback Program (Georgia)

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Summary

Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Georgia

Name Georgia Power - Solar Buyback Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.17/kWh






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.








Maximum Incentive Maximum for single-phase customers (residential and small commercial): 25 kW

Maximum for three-phase customers: 100 kW


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits RECs transfer to Georgia Power along with electricity







Terms 5-year contract
Program Administrator Georgia Power Company
Website http://www.georgiapower.com/earthcents/green/solar-buyback.cshtml
Date added to DSIRE 2009-01-18
Last DSIRE Review 2014-08-26



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

Note: This program is fully subscribed and is not accepting new customers into the program at this time.


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 premium 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-8). Georgia Power purchases 100% of the 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 depends 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.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Scott Gentry
Department Georgia Power Company

Address 241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE
Address 2 Bin #10194
Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30305
Phone (404) 506-2688
Phone 2 (800) 524-2421

Email msgentry@southernco.com
Website http://www.georgiapower.com/
     
     


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"