Georgia Power eyes 1-GW-plus RfP for fresh renewables in Q1 2022

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November 9 (Renewables Now) - US utility Georgia Power has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for roughly 1,030 MW of utility-scale renewable power capacity that will enter into service in 2023 and 2024.

The competitive solicitation is due to be launched in the first quarter of next year, the subsidiary of utility Southern Company (NYSE:SO) said on Monday. The bidding will be open to proposals larger than 3 MW and located in the continental US.

In addition to renewable energy projects, the RFP will seek offers for renewable capacity with integrated battery storage. Consultancy Accion Group Inc has been hired as independent evaluator of the process.

The RfP will be held as part of Georgia Power’s 2019 integrated resource plant and aligns with its efforts to diversify its power generation mix and expand its renewable energy offerings with 2 GW of new utility-scale capacity. The company already has over 2.7 GW of wind, solar and hydropower plants in operation and will add 2.7 GW more by end-2024.

Georgia Power currently serves 2.6 million customers in 159 counties of its home state.

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