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2015/2016 ASI Distributed Generation Information

On Tuesday, March 17th the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) approved a motion by Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald that set parameters on the ASI Distributed Generation (DG) Program for 2015 and 2016. Georgia Power filed the program on May 11th announcing a combined solicitation totaling 100 MW. The 2015/2016 ASI DG capacity will be procured through both competitive bidding and fixed pricing with the program split into three “Groups” that each have unique schedules. Information about the program can be found at Independent Monitor’s website https://gpcasidg.accionpower.com. Participants are required to register on the website and all proposals and applications must be presented through the website. Interested parties are invited to review the draft documents posted on the website, and to provide anonymous comments before Monday, June 1, 2015. All comments will be reviewed by GPC, the Staff of the Georgia Public Service Commission and the Independent Monitor (Accion Power).

Group A Program Schedule

                       ACTIVITY

DATE

File Draft Program Guidelines with the Commission and post on the IM Website

May 11, 2015

Comment Period Opens

May 11, 2015

Interconnection Webinar For Group A (Check IM Website for Announcement)

May 19, 2015

Comment Period Closes

June 1, 2015

Final Program Guidelines Filed with the Commission for Approval and posted on the IM Website

June 25, 2015

Expected Commission Approval of Final Program Guidelines

July 7, 2015

Group A Program Conference

July 10, 2015

Bidding Period Opens

July 13, 2015

Bidding Closes (Bid Fees Due)

July 27, 2015

Bids reviewed with Staff and IM

August 24, 2015

Competitive Tier Identified; Begin Notifying Bidders Not in Competitive Tier

October 8, 2015

Complete Interconnection Impact Study for Competitive Tier

January 8, 2016

Final Short List and Reserve List Identified

January 8, 2016

Contracting Period Begins

January 13, 2016

Contracting Period Completed

February 8, 2016

Release of Reserve List Bidders

February 8, 2016

File Executed Agreements with the Commission for Approval

February 2016

Required Commercial Operation Date

Assigned by project, but no later than 12/31/2016

Groups B & C Program Schedule

                   ACTIVITY

DATE

File Draft Program Guidelines with the Commission and post on the IM Website

May 11, 2015

Comment Period Opens

May 11, 2015

Interconnection Webinar for Groups B and C (Check IM Website for Announcement)

May 19, 2015

Comment Period Closes

June 1, 2015

Final Program Guidelines Filed with the Commission for Approval and posted on the IM Website

June 25, 2015

Expected Commission Approval of Final Program Guidelines

July 7, 2015

Groups B and C Program Conference

July 10, 2015

Customer-Sited (Groups B and C) Application Period Begins

 July 22, 2015

Customer-Sited Application Period Ends

August 3, 2015

Lottery Conducted if Oversubscribed

September 17, 2015

Commission Staff Review

September 25, 2015

Interconnection Impact Study Begins

September 25, 2015

Contracting Period Begins

September 25, 2015

Combine Remaining Capacity from Groups A and C to Group B

October 21, 2015

If there is remaining capacity from Group B (customer sited), application period for Group B (non-customer sited) Opens

October 23, 2015

Group B (non-customer sited) Application Period Closes

November 4, 2015

Lottery Conducted for remaining Projects in Group B, if necessary

November 30, 2015

File Executed Customer-Sited Agreements with the Commission for Approval

December 2015

File Any Additional Executed Agreements with the Commission for Approval

March 2016

Required Commercial Operation Date

Assigned by project, but no later than 12/31/2016

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Georgia Power recently completed the second phase of a three-phase solar project in Murray County, Ga., for Dalton Utilities through a 25-year power purchase agreement. Read more about solar projects in Georgia.


Disclaimer:
Georgia Power purchases only the energy output from some of the renewable generating facilities discussed herein. The specification of sole ownership of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and their environmental attributes are outlined contractually in the respective power purchase agreements for each renewable generating facility.

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