Georgia regulators approve RFP for 495 MW of solar power

The commission approved 425 MW of the requested amount on July 12, 2013 as part of the 2013 Georgia Power Co. Integrated Resource Plan

The Georgia public Service Commission has given approval to Georgia Power Co., a unit of Southern Co., to release a request for proposal for 495 MW of new solar power generation.

The commission approved 425 MW of the requested amount on July 12, 2013 as part of the 2013 Georgia Power Co. Integrated Resource Plan and 70 MW as part of the utility’s Advanced Solar Initiative November 20, 2012.

The new solar power capacity is expected to go online in 2015 and 2016. The RPF is posted at the website of Accion Inc., which is serving as the independent evaluator in the process. The commission is expected to make a decision regarding the RFP by December 16, 2014.

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