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Georgia Power - Small and Medium Scale Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI)   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/27/2014
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Other Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Start Date:03/01/2013
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
GA PSC Docket No. 36325

Note: The application process for the small and medium scale solar programs for 2014 is now closed. Program prices for 2015 and 2016 areTBD.

Georgia Power is currently offering the Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) solar energy purchase program. The GPASI is intended to acquire 735 megawatts (MW) of solar energy by 2016. The GPASI will procure solar energy in two ways: through RFP's from solar developers, and through solar purchase offerings from small-scale facilities and medium-scale facilities. This summary is intended to describe the small-scale and medium-scale programs only.

Eligible small-scale solar facilities include systems up to 100 kilowatts (kW), and medium-scale solar facilities range from 100 kW up to 1 MW. Both the small-scale and medium-scale purchase agreement for the 2013 and 2014 program are set at $0.13 per kilowatt hour (kWh)*.

Qualifying small and medium scale solar facilities are required to be directly interconnected to Georgia Power’s distribution system. In order to participate in the GPASI program 100% of the energy generated is for sale and will be purchased by Georgia Power. Purchase agreements are for 20 year terms. Payments will be made monthly to participating facilities, and participating facilities will be charged metering equipment and metering service charges by Georgia Power. Medium-scale facilities must carry a minimum of one million dollars in liability insurance.

Georgia Power only purchases the energy generated from the facilities, therefore the participating facility retains ownership of all renewable energy credits (RECs) and any environmental attributes. GPASI agreements may be sold, given a minimum of 30 days written notice provided to Georgia Power.

* An escalated pricing scale ranging from $0.087/kWh in 2014 to $0.174/kWh in 2034 is available for medium-scale facilities.

  Georgia Power Company
241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE
Bin # 20024
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (186) 6-4-46-7
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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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