Georgia Power - Solar Buyback Program (Georgia)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Georgia Power - Solar Buyback Program|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|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|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Power Company|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-01-18|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-08-26|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
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.
|Contact Name||Scott Gentry|
|Department||Georgia Power Company|
|Address||241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE|
|Address 2||Bin #10194|
|Phone 2||(800) 524-2421|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.