Georgia Power has worked hard to move the State of Georgia toward the sun. SEPA will recognize, for the first time, Georgia Power in the Solar Megawatt list to be released April 28, 2014 in the Seventh Annual Utility Solar Rankings publication. SEPA (Solar Electric Power Association) is a national association of utility and industry members working together to adopt and deliver clean renewable solar power.
Listed as a top 10 producer of solar energy will be the name Georgia Power . The company is working aggressively to fulfill their solar electric power programs by 2016. In April 2014 Georgia Power issued a request for proposal in the development of an expansion of 495 megawatts solar power generation. The largest energy initiative the State of Georgia has ever seen. Bringing the total solar generation program to 800 megawatts.
The SEPA Top 10 Utility Solar Rankings report is one of many market intelligence, utility interaction and educational services SEPA provides to its utility and solar industry members. Newcomers to the list include Duke Energy Progress, National Grid, Public Service Electric and Gas, and Georgia Power. Six of the ten utilities previously ranked in 2012. A full report will be released June 2014. SEPA reports that all utilities interconnected contributed 4,100 megawatts to the U.S. grid in 2013--almost double from 2012 numbers.
The type of aggression Georgia Power is showing for 2014, they will soon give the 6-year top winner on the list, Pacific Gas and Electric Company some competition.