Georgia Power lays out renewables procurement plans in new IRP

Feb 3, 2022 10:11 AM ET
  • United States utility Georgia Power has set out strategies to obtain as much as 6GW of new renewable power by 2035, virtually increasing its existing capacity.
Georgia Power lays out renewables procurement plans in new IRP
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The energy revealed the plans within its incorporated source plan (IRP), which it submitted previously today, outlining just how it plans to change 3.5 GW of coal-fired generation capacity it is retiring by 2028. Two more coal-fired devices are to retire before 2035, with coal ending up being less economically viable.

Georgia Power intends to change the retiring capacity with simply over 2.3 GW of natural gas capacity that it is to become part of power acquisition contracts with over the following 6 years. An additional 6GW of new renewables capacity will certainly likewise be contracted for, nevertheless a preliminary 2.3 GW is to be covered by propositions developed with its new IRP.

No certain projects were detailed, nor was a break down of producing modern technology offered.

The remaining 3.7 GW is to be included within future IRPs, however the total figure additionally includes the acquisition of renewable energy credit reports.

Georgia Power additionally specified its intent to possess and also operate 1GW of battery power storage projects, looking for approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission.

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