On June 21, the Georgia Public Service Fee voted to increase photo voltaic arrays all through Georgia, improve photo voltaic battery storage and set up a DG Working Group to streamline tasks. The fee authorised 200 megawatts of latest DG photo voltaic tasks to be competitively bid by way of Georgia Energy. The fee additionally authorised a Distributed Era Working Group to assist enhance the method for challenge approval. Photo voltaic builders will get 5 seats on the 20-person working group.
The photo voltaic distributed technology program permits for photo voltaic array tasks as much as 6 MW in dimension all through Georgia. Since first being applied in 2013, distributed technology photo voltaic packages have been tremendously profitable. Georgia Photo voltaic Vitality Business Affiliation (SEIA) members and different photo voltaic builders have tasks in over 70 counties. In some counties, photo voltaic arrays are the most important business taxpayer offering income for infrastructure wants resembling roads and faculties.
“Right now’s vote by the Georgia Public Service Fee will considerably enhance the method for figuring out the small print on DG photo voltaic tasks in Georgia. The DG Working Group will enable photo voltaic builders to work extra successfully with workers and Georgia Energy to approve and construct tasks in a extra well timed method,” mentioned Pete Corbett, president of Georgia SEIA. “The Fee additionally added vital megawatts to the DG program along with increasing storage. In the end, the massive win is the DG Working Group that may save photo voltaic builders and ratepayers tens of millions in further prices.”
Information merchandise from Georgia SEIA