Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission fulfilled its duties to the people of Georgia by allowing solar energy a chance to compete.
The solar industry will have an opportunity to go head-to-head with other energy sources in an open and fair bid process. The Commission also showed the people of our state that they believe Georgia businesses can get the job done when it comes to home-grown electricity. We agree with Georgia Power’s attorneys when they said today that this new solar plan is not a mandate or RPS.
I especially want to thank Commissioners McDonald, Everett and Echols for their leadership in supporting a rapidly-growing industry that is creating important economic growth and more good-paying jobs.