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.
At this time, Georgia Power has reached 5,000 combined applications counting towards the RNR-Monthly Netting limit. This includes applications associated with projects that are now online, pending completion, and in progress. New projects that meet all RNR program requirements and receive Permission to Operate (PTO) will be placed on RNR-Instantaneous Netting. Customers on RNR-Instantaneous Netting will remain eligible to transfer to RNR-Monthly Netting, until approved RNR-Monthly Netting limit is reached.
As your energy partner for solar, we're committed to providing you the information and guidance you need to make an informed solar decision. If you decide to make the transition to solar, you can purchase your system from a vendor of your choice, including Georgia Power. Below, you’ll find more information about our behind-the-meter solar program options and guidance on how to apply for the programs and connect your system.
If you need more help deciding if solar is right for you, contact a Georgia Power Renewable Specialist. Our solar energy experts will review your home or business energy usage and help you customize an option that best fits your needs.
For small generators ≤ 250 kW
The updated RNR Tariff was approved on June 9th, 2020 and now includes a Monthly Netting calculation. In the RNR-Monthly Netting program, excess energy generated by a participating customer's solar panels will be summed on a monthly basis and used to reduce their total monthly energy consumption. Excess generation that exceeds a customer's total monthly energy usage will be credited at the annual Solar Avoided Energy Cost Rate. The RNR Tariff limits renewable energy resources to a maximum of 10 kW for residential projects and 250 kW for commercial projects, as specified by the combined AC nameplate capacity rating of the inverter. RNR Monthly Netting is limited to 5,000 participants or 32 MW of additional capacity. For additional details on the program and elgibility requirements, please see the Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources (RNR) Tariff.
The Company began a phased approach of transitioning existing RNR customers to the RNR-Monthly Netting program in August. Once this process is complete, the Company will reach out to existing Energy Offset (EO) customers to assist them with applying for RNR-Monthly Netting.
For larger generators ≥ 250kW
Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility. Generators participating in this program will be paid Georgia Power's hourly avoided cost rate. Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document: Operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Parallel with the Distribution System (PDF). Please register and apply for this program using PowerClerk or email G2GPCRDI@southernco.com for more information.
Energy Offset is designed for residential or commercial customers who would like to maximize the size of the solar installation, in order to offset their energy usage. Systems are not designed to push energy back onto the grid, and will not be compensated for any excess energy that is generated. Any customer that has solar installed behind their meter who has not elected to participate in one of our other programs, will be automatically enrolled in this program. Customers are required to register their systems and ensure they meet the Interconnection Requirements. Please register and apply for this program using PowerClerk.
Customers ready to connect their solar installation to offset usage and/or sell electricity under our available programs should apply here online. Make sure you reference our Interconnection Requirements - Operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Parallel with the Distribution System (PDF) and when your installation is ready, we'll help you apply and interconnect through PowerClerk.
PowerClerk is Georgia Power's online system for managing behind the meter solar installation applications. If you're new to the system, download our PowerClerk User Guide, which will walk you through the steps to complete your application.