Georgia Power - Advanced Solar Initiative

February 02, 2017


Note: According to Georgia Power's website, the Advanced Solar Initiative's final program guidelines are due to be published on June 25th and the bidding period for is expected to open on July 10, 2015. The projected timeline for the Advanced Solar Initiative is here.

Georgia Power's Advanced Solar Initiative consists of a Utility Scale RFP program and a Distributed Generation program and is overseen by an independent evaluator, the Accion Group.

The Utility Scale RFP program consists of a competitive bidding process for 50 MWs of capacity. Systems between 1 and 3 MW have been allotted 40 MWs of capacity, while 10 MW has been alotted for systems between 500 kilowatts and 1 MW. 

The Distributed Generation program has 50 MW available with preference and fixed pricing (as yet unannounced). A total of 40 MW is available for non-customer sited systems between 100 kW and 500 kW and also for customer-sited systems between 100kW and 1 MW. Another 10 MW is available for projects less than 100 kW. Customer-sited projects must have a peak generating capacity that is less than 125% of the customer's annual peak demand.

Special provision for both programs are available for systems sited on Greenfields.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Terms: Participants may sign contracts for 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: RECs shall remain with owners of the generation facilities.


Name: Order Approving Guidelines for the 2015 Distributed Generation Program (Docket #36325)
Date Enacted: 03/25/2015

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.