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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Interconnection Guidelines   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Applicable Utilities:All utilities
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for non-residential; 10 kW for residential
Standard Agreement:No
Insurance Requirements:"Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards
External Disconnect Switch:Not addressed
Net Metering Required:Yes
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
O.C.G. ยง 46-3-50 et seq.
4/28/2001
6/1/2002
Summary:

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.


 
Contact:
  Jamie Barber
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334-5701
Phone: (404) 651-5958
Fax: (404) 656-0980
E-Mail: jamieb@psc.state.ga.us
Web Site: http://www.psc.state.ga.us
 
  John Kaduk
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-4249
Fax: (404) 656-2341
E-Mail: jkaduk@psc.state.ga.us
Web Site: http://www.psc.state.ga.us
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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