29 Jul '16, 7pm

See, collaboration still works! @GeorgiaPower deal = major #renewables increase

See, collaboration still works! @GeorgiaPower deal = major #renewables increase

In a 4-1 vote on Thursday, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s revised 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), under which the utility will add 1.6 GW of new solar and other renewable energy by 2021. The new long-term energy plan represents a compromise between Georgia Power and several other parties, including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and the Sierra Club. Although Georgia Power originally proposed to add 525 MW of renewables by 2021 under its IRP, the finalized deal more than triples that. Ashley Stukes-West, a spokesperson for Georgia Power, says the IRP is “a collaborative, open process” and stipulated agreements are “a normal part of the constructive regulatory environment in Georgia.” “This agreement was the result of work across the groups – we’re pleased to have reached a final decision that furthers our ability del...

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