Solar Buy Back

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 your go-to source for all the information you need to determine if solar is right for you.

Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff (Small generators ≤ 250 kW)

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.

 

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following documents: Inverter Based Generators 25 kW and Smaller (PDF) and Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System (PDF).

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

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, please email us at g2gpcredidg@southernco.com.
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Qualifying Facilities (QF)

Georgia Power customers who generate electricity may sell some or all of that electricity back to Georgia Power. Small generators (≤ 250 kW) are eligible to sell their electricity under the Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff. Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility.

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following documents: Inverter Based Generators 25 kW and Smaller (PDF) and Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System (PDF).

Solar Installation

Considering a Solar Installation for your Home?

As your energy partner for solar, we're committed to providing you the information and guidance you need to make an informed choice. Use our interactive online tool "Is Solar Right for You?" to see an estimate for solar installation. To further explore the possibility of a home solar system, we encourage you contact a Georgia Power Solar Energy Expert. Our Solar Energy Experts will review your home and energy usage to help you customize an option that best fits your needs. If you decide to make the transition to solar, you can purchase your system from a vendor of your choice, including Georgia Power. For more information, please email us at G2GPCSEE@southernco.com.

Need to Interconnect Your Solar Installation?

Plug your solar system into Georgia Power's grid to ensure your electricity needs are always met. See our Interconnection Requirements - Inverter Based Generators 25 kW and Smaller (PDF) and Parallel Operation of Generation on the Distribution System (PDF) and when your installation is ready we'll help you interconnect.