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Georgia #solar advocates denounce bill to "undermine" #utility regulators

Georgia #solar advocates denounce bill to "undermine" #utility regulators

Georgia solar industry representatives and clean energy advocates have spoken out against H.B.479 , a bill that seeks to remove the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC) authority to regulate utility Georgia Power Co.’s future plans to invest in different types of new power, such as nuclear and solar energy. The bill, filed by State Rep. Don Parsons, R-Marietta, would prohibit the PSC from making recommendations or changes to Georgia Power’s long-term Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs), which the utility currently files with the PSC for approval every three years. “We’re concerned about the impact this bill would have on the commission’s leadership on solar policy,” says Jason Rooks, government affairs director for the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association. “The progress we’ve made on solar is the result of a partnership between the PSC, Georgia Power and the solar...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/solar-advocates-denounce-bill...

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