Integrated Resource Planning Act (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Georgia|
|Name||Integrated Resource Planning Act (Georgia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Industry Recruitment/Support, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Public Service Commission|
| Last Substantive Modification
Georgia’s Integrated Resource Planning Act, which was passed in 1991 and is now Georgia Code § 46-3A, requires that any proposed new electric plant receive certification by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) before construction begins. A utility is entitled to recover pre-approved costs after a plant is built or canceled. In 2009, the Georgia Legislature passed the Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act which allowed Georgia utilities to recover from its customers the costs of financing associated with the construction of a nuclear plant that has been certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission, during the nuclear plant’s construction phase.
|Department||Georgia Public Service Commission|
|Address||244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 46-3A|