The state Public Service Commission voted Thursday to approve Georgia Power’s 20-year energy plan – including an additional 525 megawatts of solar power. Along with the utility’s existing solar program, that will bring almost 800 megawatts of solar online by 2016.
The competition to provide solar energy in the state is heating up. A company last week filed a proposal with the Public Service Commission to start an independent solar utility. GPB’s Ellen Reinhardt reports Georgia Power plans to submit its own solar proposal this week.