As Georgia continues to grow and the energy landscape rapidly evolves, one thing remains constant – we understand the important role we play in serving millions of Georgians and take our commitment to serving them seriously.
We know that making smart investments today, prepares us to meet our customers' needs tomorrow.
Filed June 24, 2022, the rate case is subject to approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission.
The request will enable us to continue making critical investments in strengthening and further securing the electric grid, transforming our power generation to include cleaner and more economical energy resources and continue improving the customer experience. A decision is expected in December. If approved, the proposed rates would take effect beginning January 1, 2023.
Filed January 31, 2022, the IRP is subject to approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission.
We've filed our 20-year energy plan to prepare for Georgia’s future energy landscape – the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Our plan builds on a solid foundation to meet the needs of customers and our state, including a transition away from coal and a doubling of renewable/solar generation, among many other elements.
Please note that Georgia Power and Georgia PSC Staff reached a stipulated agreement on June 13, 2022, modifying some aspects of the IRP, which is subject to review and approval by the Georgia PSC.
Read the stipulated agreement
Long-term operation of coal-fired generation continues to be economically challenged.
In the Jan. 31 IRP, we have requested to retire and decertify all Georgia Power-controlled coal units with the exception of Plant Bowen Units 3 & 4, which will continue to operate no later than 2035. Our plan includes the retirement of 12 total generation units, or more than 3,500 MW, by 2028. To facilitate this fleet transition, we would certify an additional 2,356 MW of capacity from natural gas power purchase agreements and significantly increase our renewable generation capacity.
Also included in the IRP filing is an expansion of our renewable resource portfolio, including solar, to approximately 11,500 MW by 2035, making significant investments in energy storage and our hydro fleet.
Providing customers with reliable service is at the center of our business.
We are continuously investing in the power grid to make it smarter and more reliable. In the 2022 IRP, we have outlined additional investments and plans to continue to enhance the reliability and resilience of the state’s electrical grid system, including a multi-faceted approach developed to address future reliability needs associated with the retirement of coal units.
We have also identified long-duration storage, hydrogen, tall wind technologies and distributed energy resources as areas of potential investment.
Demand-side resources, such as energy efficiency programs and demand response programs, benefit customers and support system reliability by reducing energy use and managing demand during severe weather events.
The 2022 IRP offers a robust portfolio of these programs designed to provide significant value for all customers, including those facing income challenges. New programs proposed include Distributed Energy Resources customer program and Income-Qualified Community solar pilot.