Clean Energy for All
All across the state of Georgia, people are taking action to reject dirty fossil fuels, expand clean energy, and advance energy efficiency for all.
Clean Energy in Georgia
A few interesting facts about Georgia’s energy. (Source)
Georgia's net electricity generation from renewable energy as of 2017
Cities in Georgia with 100% Clean Energy Commitments, including the City of Atlanta and Athens-Clarke County
Georgia's net electricity generation from Natural gas as of 2017
Megawatts of renewable energy generation to be added by Georgia Power by 2024, increasing the company’s total renewable capacity to 22 percent
Georgia’s net electricity generation from nuclear reactors as of 2017
Income-eligible residents will save an estimated 20% of electric energy with the new Income-Qualified Energy Efficiency pilot program
When Vogtle Unit 3 is projected to come online, followed by Unit 4 in 2022. The nuclear project's costs have doubled from $14 billion to over $25 billion.
Georgia's national ranking in both net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity.
Holding Utilities Accountable
In the state of Georgia, Georgia Power is the largest electrical provider. The company was given status as a regulated monopoly in 1973 to provide energy to Georgians more reliably, efficiently, and affordably. Since state laws essentially guarantee Georgia Power to make a profit, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) was created to ensure that the company does not profit unfairly at the expense of Georgia’s residents. The PSC is a government body made up of five statewide elected officials who serve six-year terms. These elected leaders are responsible for regulating Georgia’s public utilities, including electric and gas.
What can the Public Service Commission decide?
Every three years Georgia Power creates a proposal on what rates to charge people each month for electricity services. The PSC holds hearings on the proposed rates and approves them.
Every three years during the Integrated Planning Process, Georgia Power creates a long-term plan for what energy resources they will invest in over the coming years. This plan must be approved by the PSC.
Through processes like the Integrated Resource Plan, Georgia Power and the PSC set the terms or expanding residential and commercial rooftop solar, as well as energy efficiency programs.
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Clean Energy for All of Georgia
Clean Energy For All is a grassroots campaign launched by the League of Conservation Voters and its state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement. Add your name to join us as we demonstrate grassroots demand for clean energy and pollution-free communities and encourage state and local lawmakers to break down the barriers to expanding clean energy in Georgia.