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Solar Buy Back

Selling Your Solar Back to Georgia Power

Georgia Power customers who generate electricity may sell some or all of that electricity back to Georgia Power. Small generators ( ≤ 100 kW) are eligible to sell their electricity under the Renewable & Non-renewable Tariff (RNR-7) and the Solar Purchase Tariff (SP-1). Larger customers ( ≤ 80MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility.

Renewable & Non-renewable Tariff (RNR-7)

Learn how you can sell the electricity you generate back to Georgia Power at a rate equal to Georgia Power's avoided energy cost.

Georgia Power purchases renewable energy from eligible providers on a first-come, first-serve basis until the cumulative generating capacity of all renewable sources reaches a specific amount set by the Georgia Public Service Commission. The company will pay avoided energy cost as defined by the most recent informational filing made by the company in compliance with the final order in the PURPA Avoided Cost Docket 4822-U. Additional energy may be purchased by the company at a cost agreed to by it and the Provider. Georgia Power will purchase solar energy through the RNR tariff at the company's Solar Avoided Cost rate as approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

For more details, see the Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Tariff RNR-7.

Customers who desire to sell electricity back under the above tariff should complete, sign and return the Distributed Generation Contract:

  • Georgia Power Company
  • Attn: Distributed Generation Project Mgr., Bin #20023
  • 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30308

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document below. Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System.

Solar Purchase Tariff (SP-1)

Learn how you can sell the electricity you generate back to Georgia Power at a premium price, currently 17.00 cents/kWh.

Georgia Power buys energy from solar resources to supply the Green Energy Program through the Solar Purchase Tariff (SP-1). Qualifying customers can sell all of the energy produced from solar installations (≤100 kW in size) to Georgia Power at the Solar Purchase Price, currently 17 cents per kWh.

For more details, see the SP-1 Tariff.

Customers who desire to sell electricity back under the above tariff must meet specific requirements and should complete, sign and return the Solar Purchase Contract:

  • Georgia Power Company
  • Attn: Distributed Generation Project Mgr., Bin #20023
  • 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30308

The amount of capacity Georgia Power can contract for through the SP-1 Tariff is limited. This limit is based on the amount of blocks of Premium Green Energy sold. Georgia Power maintains a waiting list for future projects, please click the Solar Purchase Application link on the right to be added to our waiting list. For questions please call our Solar Hotline at 866-446-7513 or send an e-mail.

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document below. Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System.

Qualifying Facilities

Learn how larger customers ( ≤ 80MW) may sell electricity generated from renewable resources back to Georgia Power.

Since 1978, utilities have been required to buy electricity from qualified small, independent power producers called "Qualifying Facilities," or "QFs."

If you work in the field of power generation and have an interest in becoming a QF, you can learn the process of contracting for, delivering, and getting compensated for electricity you produce: Georgia Power Small Power Producers

For more information contact us or call 404-506-3681.

Solar Purchase (SP-1) Application

This form is for application for the Georgia Power Solar Purchase (SP-1) Program. This will allow the customer to be placed on the SP-1 waiting list. Once the customer is accepted into the SP-1 Program a formal agreement will have to be submitted to Georgia Power. View the complete Solar Purchase (SP-1) Agreement including terms, conditions and guidelines.

Georgia Power Customer/ Provider* Information:

*Should be the same as on the Georgia Power Account

Solar Installation Information

General Information

Thank you for your request. Your application for Georgia Power's Solar Purchase Waiting List has been submitted.