• GPSC Approves Georgia Power Company’s 2013 GPASI Utility-Scale RFP Documents
  • August 24, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • During the May 7 Administrative Session, the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved Georgia Power Company’s 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Solar Photovoltaic Generation and the associated Pro Forma Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative Utility Scale Power Purchase Agreement. The Commission’s approval of the forms marks another step forward in Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI), an innovative solar energy purchase program through which Georgia Power will contract for 210 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity during 2013 and 2014. As Commissioner Tim Echols explained, the Commission’s May 7 vote to allow Georgia Power to solicit bids for the 2013 utility-scale RFP “shows that good things come to those who wait,” emphasizing that the GPASI projects “add an enormous amount of renewable energy to our mix for years to come without increasing rates.”