"We are excited and honored to be recognized along with our member co-ops for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive, strategy-based solar program that brings long-term benefits to consumers across Georgia," said Jeff Pratt, president and CEO of Green Power EMC.
"This submission had a comprehensive, holistic view of solar. It developed internal expertise and training, a successful community solar program, and project development," said judge Alison Kling, senior specialist, Distributed Generation at Con Edison of New York, which was last year's Investor-Owned Utility of the Year. "The coordination of so many co-ops was very impressive. This had a larger scale of actually getting solar done and in the ground, and offers customers a lot of flexibility in how they approach solar."
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the utility industry's transition to a clean energy future through education, research and collaboration.
About Green Power EMC
Green Power EMC was the first green energy provider in the state. It was created by Georgia's EMCs in 2001 and has been selling green energy since 2003. In addition to solar power, Green Power EMC obtains green power from renewable facilities all over the state, including low-impact hydroelectric, biomass from wood waste, and landfill gas generation. EMCs that own Green Power EMC serve more than 4.2 million Georgia residents.
For more information about renewable energy efforts in Georgia, visit www.greenpoweremc.com.
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