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Georgia Power introduces brand-new Customer-Connected Solar Program
Georgia Power remains to expand renewable energy in Georgia via its new Customer-Connected Solar Program (CCSP), a 25-megawatt (MW) Distributed Generation customer-sited program. Dealing with the Georgia Public Service Commission on the program style, the Commissioners gave their approval in May 2020. " We are delighted to supply programs that aid renewable resource expand as well as grow in Georgia," stated Wilson Mallard, supervisor of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. "This program will certainly offer a brand-new renewable resource choice for taking part consumers, while also benefitting every one of our consumers by continuing to expand our state's diverse power generation sources." Georgia Power will certainly buy 100% of the solar energy created by directly paying the customer. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) will certainly be retired by Georgia Power in behalf of participating consumers, permitting the client to declare the renewable benefits of the neighborhood solar energy. The CCSP program will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis till the 25 MW AC profile is filled, or up until January 2022, whichever comes first. Clients can select arrangement terms in between 10 as well as 30 years and projects can be sized from 1 kW approximately 3 MW (A/C). The ordinary price varieties from 4.3-6.7 cents/kWh. Discover other essential details concerning Georgia Power's new Customer-Connected Solar Program at www.GeorgiaPower.com/CustomerConnectedSolar. Community Solar and Simple Solar Programs The business likewise urges customers who are not eligible to participate in CCSP to take into consideration added eco-friendly programs such as Georgia Power Community Solar and Simple Solar. Neighborhood Solar offers household consumers who subscribe the chance to gain an energy credit score on their costs based upon real solar power manufacturing at Georgia Power's Community Solar centers. The Simple Solar program is a solar REC acquisition program readily available to all clients that allow participants to declare solar benefits for either 50 percent or 100 percent of their power usage. Renewable Resource Growth Through programs and projects created in sychronisation with the PSC, Georgia Power is dedicated to maintaining a varied generation portfolio while providing all clients with renewable energy options. With greater than 1,625 MW * of solar capacity currently online, the firm remains to have one of the most extensive volunteer eco-friendly portfolio in the country. Through proceeded development of CCSP, as well as various other solar projects and also programs, Georgia Power expects to amount to 1,400 MW * of added sustainable ability by the end of 2021. * REC Disclaimer: Georgia Power purchases only the void energy outcome from some sustainable generating centers that have actually contracted to offer that power to Georgia Power. Possession of the connected RECs is specified in each corresponding power purchase agreement. The event that has the RECs keeps the right to utilize them.
Jul 31, 2020 // Policy, USA, Georgia, Georgia Power, Europe, North America, CCSP, Wilson Mallard
Origis Energy hires RES to build 57.5MW Georgia project
procurement and construction of its 57.5MW solar farm in Mitchell County, Georgia.   The Tanglewood solar project is being developed through utility
Oct 31, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, renewable energy systems, origis
Invenergy powers on 160-MW Georgia solar power plant
economy and also create work while leveraging our competence to support Georgia Power in its initiatives to enhance solar development in Georgia." "
Apr 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Tim Jordan, Bryan Schueler, Paige Gilchrist
US solar duo turn on 200MW Georgia PV portfolio
provided a 200MW solar portfolio that covers 3 utility-scale projects in Georgia. The portfolio has been created by Green Power EMC, the renewable resource
Mar 18, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, utility-scale projects, Geoff Duncan
Two additional Georgia solar projects powering Facebook information center currently operational
to build the 20-MWAC Odom Solar Farm, situated in Colquitt County in southwest Georgia, and chosen IEA to develop the 25-MWAC Appling Solar Farm in Appling County in
Jan 20, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Facebook, EMC, PV Power Plant, Urvi Parekh, solar projects, Reagan Farr, Walton Electric Membership Corporation, Ronnie Lee
Mortenson starts developing 86-MW solar park in Georgia state
plant to Green Power EMC, a not-for-profit cooperative that provides 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs). The Shell device currently has 3
May 6, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Mortenson
Georgia Power Boosts Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push
Georgia's utility regulators approved a long-term plan that will see Georgia Power drastically expand renewable generation and develop, own and operate up to 80 megawatts of energy storage.   The final 2019 integrated resource plan calls for 2,260 megawatts of new capacity from wind, solar and biomass, which will bring those resources up to 22 percent of the utility's overall fleet capacity. Separately, the Southern Company-owned utility will invest in five hydropower projects while shutting five coal-powered units and all 29 coal ash ponds.   "We are positioning Georgia as a leader in the Southeast in battery energy storage, which is critical to growing and maximizing the value of renewable energy for customers as we increase our renewable generation by 72 percent by 2024," said Allen Reaves, Georgia Power's senior vice president and senior production officer, in a statement.   Indeed, Southeastern states have seen exceedingly little energy storage development so far, although utilities like Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light have announced significant investments for the coming years.   But if the final plan confers on Georgia Power the status of regional leadership, the company's original proposal aspired to something less than that.   When the utility filed its draft proposal in January, it only sought 1,000 megawatts of new renewables. As the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy quipped at the time, "Georgia Power’s new resource plan would have been considered bold nine years ago, but this plan is behind the times."   The regional clean energy advocacy group added that the proposed addition would be less than the renewables approved in the 2016 integrated resource plan, even though solar prices had dropped significantly since then.   The original proposal similarly asked for less storage: 50 megawatts, either standalone or solar-adjacent, "to evaluate the technical and economic performance relative to expectations."    Stakeholder intervention over the last half year succeeded in pushing the targets up to the final outcome.    "Intervenors made a difference through testimony," said Daniel Tait, research and communications manager for the Southeast at utility watchdog Energy and Policy Institute. "With the information that intervenors put forward, their modeling and their testimony, it’s becoming increasingly clear how cost-competitive renewables and increasingly storage are in Georgia."   Battery storage technology, which performs rapid-fire grid services as well as storing renewable power for use during peak hours, has proven appealing to a geographically diverse set of constituents: the solar-heavy California grid, the desert utilities of Arizona, the winter-storm-blown states of the Northeast. The 80-megawatt commitment cues up a new and significant market for the rapidly growing storage industry.   "We are not a nation of red states and blue states — we are a nation of energy storage states," observed Daniel Finn-Foley, an energy storage analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.   The agreement stipulates that Georgia Power will pick battery vendors and engineering, procurement and construction services through competitive processes. It will seek regulators' approval on each demonstration project before building it.   Regulated utilities in the Southeast have shown a keen interest in building and owning their own storage. Indeed, competition for regional leadership in the storage arena has heated up, with Duke Energy's commitment to 300 megawatts in the Carolinas by 2033 and FP&L's enormous 409-megawatt project, due online by the end of 2021.   "Eighty megawatts of storage would have made a major headline a few years ago," Finn-Foley noted.   The other major pillar of the long-range plan, energy efficiency, did not spur similarly groundbreaking updates. The utility highlighted a few items in its announcement, including a pilot program to help 500 income-qualified customers save money on their bills. That program is still being finalized.
Jul 18, 2019 // Storage, clean energy, USA, storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, ENERGY STORAGE, Georgia, RESOURCES, SOUTHERN COMPANY, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, FP&L's, Carolinas, Southern Alliance, Allen Reaves, Georgia Power, Europe, North America
Kimberly-Clark backs neighborhood 3MW solar ranch in LaGrange, Georgia
all the renewable resource credit reports (RECs) will certainly be marketed to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development
Feb 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, solar pv, Europe, North America, Jeremy Cannady, William Silva, Matt Ulman
Kimberly-Clark backs regional 3MW solar ranch in LaGrange, Georgia
the renewable resource credit histories (RECs) will certainly be marketed to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development
Mar 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, pv power plants, Europe, North America, Jeremy Cannady, William Silva, Matt Ulman
Southwest Georgia's Hickory Park solar + storage space project under construction
2019 that it had entered into a 30-year power acquisition agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power, a capitalist owned public utility that offers greater than 2.6 million
Nov 19, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, rwe renewables, Silvia Ortin, Solar Project, Paige Gilchrist
Framework and also Energy Alternatives selected to construct 100-MW Lumpkin Solar Farm
6 modules will be installed across the 850-acre website in rural southwest Georgia. To create the center, IEA will work with around 300 craft employees, the
Jan 14, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, solar farm, Reagan Farr, Infrastructure, Energy Alternatives, Joe Broom
Origis Energy chooses RES to construct Georgia’s Tanglewood Solar project
Energy Tanglewood Solar project, a 57.5-MWAC solar farm in Mitchell County, Georgia. Origis Energy developed the solar site as one of the facilities under the
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, First Solar, Europe, North America, res, Origis Energy, Johan Vanhee, Tim Jordan
Novel Solar Cells Arrive at International Space Station for Testing
in space?” said Jud Ready, principal research engineer in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), associate director of Georgia
Nov 7, 2019 // Technology, USA, solar cells, perovskite, North America, Georgia Institute of Technology, ISS, silicon-based cells, Jud Ready, Bernard Kippelen, Ajeet Rohatgi
Hanwha Q Cells Dedicates Largest Solar Panel Factory In Western Hemisphere
Cells officially opened its 300,000 square foot solar panel factory in Dalton, Georgia last week, claiming it is the largest such manufacturing facility in the
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Tariffs, Policy, USA, Georgia, Jinko Solar, First Solar, Trump, Europe, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Brian Kemp, Scott Moskowitz, LG
Discovering key to affordable, rapid manufacturing of solid-state batteries for EVs
melt-infiltration technology created by products science scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology utilizes electrolyte products that can be penetrated
Mar 9, 2021 // Technology, Storage, USA, Lithium-ion batteries, North America, Georgia Institute of Technology, EV, Gleb Yushin, Yiran Xiao, Kostiantyn Turcheniuk