The last two years have not been easy for Georgia’s solar manufacturers and installers. Thanks to trade disputes with foreign producers, the availability of panels has been strictly managed, while shifting policies on the federal and state levels have left the market in uncertainty.
Every three years Georgia Power is required to inform the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on how it will provide energy to meet electricity demand of its 2.7 million customers over the next 20 years. On July 21st, the commission approved Georgia Power’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that would shut down all but two of Georgia Power’s coal-fired power plants in the state.
On July 21st, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) will vote on a new energy plan, outlining how Georgia Power will generate our electricity over the next 20 years. The plan will have huge implications on some of our most pressing issues relating to public health, the economy, and the environment.
A fight is set for the coming months as state regulators weigh how much Georgia Power’s customers will pay for electricity and to close coal ash ponds against how much the company and its shareholders will shoulder.