Georgia Power awaits bids in 540-MW renewables tender

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December 11 (Renewables Now) - US utility Georgia Power said on Monday it has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) for 540 MW of utility-scale renewable energy projects.

The competitive bidding process is part of the company's Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), which was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2016. It gives Georgia Power the right to deploy 1,200 MW of renewables through multiple programmes.

Under the RfP, Georgia Power is seeking projects with capacities of between 3 MW and 540 MW, including renewable energy facilities and accompanying battery storage systems. Interested parties will be able to submit their proposals by January 15, 2019.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) subsidiary currently has 976 MW of solar capacity online and plans to add a further up to 1,600 MW of renewable capacity by the end of 2021 through REDI and other solar projects and programmes. At the end of last year, Georgia Power awarded contracts to 510 MW of solar projects, currently being developed across Georgia.

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