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 & Nonrenewable Tariff (RNR-8). Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility.
Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff (RNR-8)
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). 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 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (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 PSC.
For more details, see the Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Tariff RNR-8.
Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document: Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System.
The program limitation on RNR is limited to 10 kW for residential and 100 kW for commercial, as specified by the combined nameplate rating of the inverter.