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Georgia Power Withdraws Request for Solar Power Fee

Georgia Power Withdraws Request for Solar Power Fee

This post was written by attorney Roland F. Hall.

Georgia Power has reached a preliminary agreement with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding its proposed rate increase for Georgia Power customers.  In addition to a tentative agreement to cut its proposed rate hike, Georgia Power has also agreed to drop its request for a solar power fee. The fee would have been imposed on residential consumers who install solar panels on their homes and reduce their power bills through net metering.  View the article here.Read More »Georgia Power Withdraws Request for Solar Power Fee

New Report on Maintaining Reliability While Integrating Green Power Resources

New Report on Maintaining Reliability While Integrating Green Power Resources

This post was written by attorney Roland Hall.

As the amount of wind and solar generation continues to increase, utilities are growing increasingly concerned about how to economically and efficiently maintain system reliability while integrating such variable energy resources.  Because of California’s high renewable portfolio target (33 percent by 2020), California has become the focus of studies and reports investigating how system operations will be affected by such a large mix of variable resources.  An interesting report addressing this topic was released earlier this month.  The report is a joint report by NERC (the North American Electric Reliability Association) and the California ISO (CAISO), which operates the transmission grid for most of California.  View the report by clicking here.    Read More »New Report on Maintaining Reliability While Integrating Green Power Resources