Georgia Power continues to grow renewable energy in Georgia through the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), as approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2016. REDI authorizes Georgia Power to procure 1,200 MW of renewables through multiple programs.
The final REDI solicitation is underway, and Georgia Power is now accepting bids for utility-scale renewable projects through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 540 MW to fulfill the remaining capacity of the REDI utility-scale procurement.
“We are proud of the principles that we have built upon with REDI, such as competitive bidding, as we continue to procure renewable energy from cost effective resources to maximize the benefits for our customers,” said Wilson Mallard, director of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. “Georgia Power has worked with the PSC to be a national leader in renewable energy and we are eager to receive, review and select projects from this RFP that will provide significant long-term value.”
Georgia Power is soliciting eligible renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind or biomass) projects greater than 3 MW, up to 540 MW in size in this RFP. The solicitation also allows for proposals that include energy storage in conjunction with a renewable resource. The RFP is being conducted with oversight by the Accion Group, Inc., which is serving as the Independent Evaluator for the process. Interested parties are invited to review terms of the RFP and submit proposals here by noon on January 15, 2019.
Through programs and projects developed in coordination with the Georgia PSC, Georgia Power is committed to maintaining a diverse generation portfolio, while providing customers with renewable energy options. With 976 MW of solar capacity currently online, the company continues to grow the largest voluntary renewable portfolio in the nation. Through continued implementation of REDI, as well as other solar projects and programs, Georgia Power expects to have added up to 1,600 M* of additional renewable resources by the end of 2021.
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