Our diverse portfolio includes traditional energy resources and renewable energy generated from natural resources that replenish naturally over time (such as sunlight, wind and rivers). This allows us to provide reliable, safe and affordable energy to our customers. Georgia Power’s renewable development team is striving to ensure that Georgia Power is at the forefront of one of the most exciting parts of the utility industry.
A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC), sometimes called a renewable energy credit, represents the renewable attributes of energy produced from a renewable energy facility. RECs are considered a commodity and can be sold or traded separately from the actual energy. Georgia Power purchases only the null energy output from the renewable generating facilities that have contracted to sell energy from their solar facilities through the Large Scale Solar (LSS) program and the initial (2013/2014) Advance Solar Initiative (ASI). The sole ownership of RECs belongs to each generating facility, as specifically stated in each respective power purchase agreement (PPA). The original intent of these programs was to grow renewable resources in Georgia, while allowing the generating facilities to retain the benefits of the RECs. Georgia Power does not report emission reductions from the null energy purchased through PPAs that do not bundle the RECs for sale to Georgia Power.