Georgia Power launches 2015/2016 ASI Distributed Generation program

Company soliciting 100 MW of new, cost-effective solar energy

May 19, 2015, 13:02 ET from Georgia Power

ATLANTA, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced the launch of the 2015/2016 Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Distributed Generation (DG) program soliciting DG projects of varying sizes totaling 100 megawatts (MW). The company will acquire these solar resources using a combination of competitive bidding and fixed pricing.  Potential applicants/bidders are encouraged to visit the program website at https://gpcasidg.accionpower.com for a full description of available projects.

Georgia Power is offering multiple events to help applicants/bidders learn more about the program:

  1. The company will host an informational interconnection webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to outline costs and requirements of the program. Registration is required at the program website.
  2. Separate bidder and program conferences will be held on July 10, 2015, in Atlanta and via webinar. Registration for both conferences is required at the program website.

Potential applicants/bidders are also invited to review draft solicitation documents at the program website and to provide anonymous comments before Monday, June 1. All comments will be reviewed by Georgia Power, the Georgia Public Service Commission Staff and the Independent Monitor for the ASI program (Accion Power). All proposals and communication must be through the ASI program website – Georgia Power will not accept phone, email or written correspondence regarding the program.

Georgia Power is adding renewable energy as part of a diverse generation portfolio and fueling the state's momentum as one of the fastest growing solar markets in the nation. Through its various solar programs, the company is adding thousands of solar panels to Georgia's energy landscape. All of the company's solar resources will have been procured at costs designed to prevent upward pressure on rates and ensure that solar offers the most value for Georgia Power customers. To learn more about Georgia Power's solar programs, including the ASI and services available for customers considering solar for their homes or businesses, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/solar.

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.  Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower). 

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