Solar Buy Back

Selling Your Solar Back to Georgia Power

Depending on your circumstances, installing a solar array at your home or business may be a good opportunity to consider. If you're considering a solar installation, it is very important that you understand your current rate.

Georgia Power offers several different rate structures, each of which will provide energy savings from solar production differently. Georgia Power is available to help you better understand how solar works with your current rate structure. For more information, contact us at g2gpcsee@southernco.com.

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 & Nonrenewable Tariff. Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility.

Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff

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-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of all renewable sources reaches a specific amount set by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Georgia Power will purchase solar energy through the renewable energy resources tariff at the company's Solar Avoided Cost rate as approved by the PSC in Docket No. 16573.

The program limitation on renewable energy resources is limited to 10 kW for residential and 250 kW for commercial, as specified by the combined nameplate rating of the inverter.

For more details, see the Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Tariff RNR.

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

Georgia Power
Attn: Distributed Generation Project Mgr., Bin #20023
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
GPCGORENEW@SOUTHERNCO.COM

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

Qualifying Facilities

Learn how Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) 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."

Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI)

As part of the 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) process, Georgia Power was approved to create a renewable program that may add up to 1,600 megawatts (MW) of new renewable generation for Georgia Power’s customers. Through the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), the Company will procure 1,200 MW of energy from renewable resources (e.g., solar, wind, biomass or biogas resources. All renewable projects selected through the REDI programs will provide generation to the Company's portfolio and provide energy savings for all Georgia Power customers.

For more information on REDI, please visit the independent evaluator's website at https://gpcredi.accionpower.com/_gpredi_1601/accionhome.asp

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

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