Having a more resilient business is now easier and more affordable through Georgia Power's new DER Customer Program. Georgia Power will own and maintain resources on a customer's site that will provide backup electric service in the event of an outage. These resources provide enhanced resiliency in exchange for a fixed monthly payment on a participating customer's electric bill. Better yet, the customer will have the option to receive a credit from Georgia Power to utilize the resource during system reliability events, making the economics of having enhanced resiliency more attractive.
Although Georgia Power provides highly reliable electric service, some customers may seek additional peace of mind by having onsite resources to provide backup electric service for extended durations. Catastrophic weather events such as ice storms, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms can impact your electric service and disrupt your operations. This is where Georgia Power's new program can help.
Georgia Power will add up to 250,000 kW of resources under this new pilot program which will be implemented under two complementary tariffs.
Applicable to Commercial & Industrial customers with a minimum annual peak load of 200 kilowatts (kW)
Applicable to Commercial & Industrial customer participating in the RAS Tariff AND must provide at least 1,000 kW of demand reduction through a dispatchable DER.
Georgia Power's approach is to provide customers with dispatchable backup resources such as traditional reciprocating internal combustion engines that utilize diesel or natural gas fuel and battery energy storage systems. The resources utilized will be custom sized and configured to meet the specific needs of the customer, their facility, and their operations. Let us do the work for you to design a solution that provides the benefits of enhanced resiliency with the convenience and affordability of a fixed monthly payment.
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine
Battery Energy Storage Systems
Our team can answer any questions you have on what this can mean for your business!