Tue., July 9, 2013 4:12pm
Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia should be cautious as regulators consider whether to expand solar energy usage. Deal said Tuesday that he is wary of the government mandating what types of energy sources utilities use to meet demand. Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald wants a vote Thursday on a plan that would require Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power to use more solar power.
Sun., September 23, 2012 8:00pm
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.
Tue., October 18, 2011 12:32pm
Georgia’s solar industry says an old state law is stifling Georgians’ access to the energy resource. And a push is on to get lawmakers to change it. The state’s 1973 Territorial Electric Service Act prohibits anyone from selling power—except to a utility. Utility companies say it’s a vital law to protect their infrastructure investment and ensure customer protection.
Mon., September 5, 2011 8:08am
Georgia Power is taking bids for a project that will generate enough solar energy to power 20,000 homes. It’s the company’s largest solar undertaking. The Public Service Commission charged Georgia Power to expand its solar investment earlier this year.