On June 21, the Georgia Public Service Fee voted to develop photo voltaic arrays all through Georgia, enhance photo voltaic battery storage and set up a DG Working Group to streamline tasks. The fee authorised 200 megawatts of recent DG photo voltaic tasks to be competitively bid by Georgia Energy. The fee additionally authorised a Distributed Technology Working Group to assist enhance the method for undertaking approval. Photo voltaic builders will get 5 seats on the 20-person working group.
The photo voltaic distributed era program permits for photo voltaic array tasks as much as 6 MW in measurement all through Georgia. Since first being carried out in 2013, distributed era photo voltaic packages have been tremendously profitable. Georgia Photo voltaic Power Business Affiliation (SEIA) members and different photo voltaic builders have tasks in over 70 counties. In some counties, photo voltaic arrays are the biggest industrial taxpayer offering income for infrastructure wants corresponding to roads and faculties.
“Right this moment’s vote by the Georgia Public Service Fee will considerably enhance the method for understanding the main points on DG photo voltaic tasks in Georgia. The DG Working Group will permit 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 large win is the DG Working Group that may save photo voltaic builders and ratepayers thousands and thousands in extra prices.”
Information merchandise from Georgia SEIA