Interconnection Guidelines (Georgia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Georgia

Name Interconnection Guidelines
Incentive Type Interconnection
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Applicable Utilities All utilities

External Disconnect Switch Not addressed

Insurance Requirements "Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards

Net Metering Required Yes

Standard Agreement No

System Capacity Limit 100 kW for non-residential; 10 kW for residential

Date added to DSIRE 2003-07-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-17

References DSIRE[1]


The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001 allows residential electricity customers with photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind-energy systems or fuel cells up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity, and commercial facilities up to 100 kW, to connect to the grid. The aggregate capacity of distributed generation systems is limited to 0.2% of a utility's system peak demand from the previous year.

Interconnected customers must comply with all relevant national standards, including those established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the National Electrical Safety Code (NEC). Furthermore, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) may adopt additional safety, power-quality and interconnection requirements. There is no provision in Georgia's interconnection standards requiring customers to install a manual external disconnect device. Utilities may not require additional tests or additional liability insurance.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jamie Barber
Department Georgia Public Service Commission

Address 244 Washington Street, S.W.

Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30334
Phone (404) 651-5958

Contact Name John Kaduk
Department Georgia Public Service Commission

Address 244 Washington Street, S.W.

Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30334
Phone (404) 463-4249


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1 O.C.G. § 46-3-50 et seq.
Date Effective 2002-06-01
Date Enacted 2001-04-28

File GA04R.pdf

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


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