Interconnection Guidelines

January 14, 2024


The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001 allows residential and commercial electricity customers with photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind-energy systems or fuel cells to connect to the grid. The aggregate capacity of distributed generation systems is limited to 0.2% of a utility's system peak demand from the previous year.

Interconnected customers must comply with all relevant national standards, including those established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the National Electrical Safety Code (NEC). Furthermore, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) may adopt additional safety, power-quality and interconnection requirements. There is no provision in Georgia's interconnection standards requiring customers to install a manual external disconnect device. Utilities may not require additional tests or additional liability insurance.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Utilities: All utilities
Standard Agreement: No
Insurance Requirements: "Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards
External Disconnect Switch: Not addressed
Net Metering Required: Yes


Name: O.C.G. § 46-3-50 et seq.
Date Enacted: 04/28/2001
Effective Date: 06/01/2002


Name: Georgia Public Service Commission
Address: 244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta GA 30334-9052

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.