GSEA Applauds Georgia Public Service Commission's Decision To Increase Solar Energy

 GSEA Applauds Georgia Public Service Commission's Decision To Increase Solar

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2012

ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Solar Energy
Association (GSEA) commends the Public Service Commission for its bold vision
in voting to advance solar development in Georgia.

The commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 20, to authorize an additional
210 megawatts of solar energy to the Georgia Power portfolio. Best of all, 90
megawatts will be allocated to small, medium and residential solar projects in
addition to utility-scale development.

"The Georgia Solar Energy Association is thrilled to see the Public Service
Commission not only authorizing a significant short-term deployment of solar
energy through its current regulatory structure, but also encouraging
legislative leaders to reconsider the current policy restrictions that have
prevented the state from achieving its enormous potential for solar energy
production," said Jessica Moore, GSEA executive director. An Arizona State
University study ranked Georgia third among U.S. states for unrealized solar
production potential.

Moore said the PSC decision validates solar as a viable, cost-effective method
of delivering power to Georgia's homes and businesses. "Solar creates jobs,
keeps rising energy rates in check, protects our air quality and makes Georgia
more self-sufficient when it comes to meeting our energy needs."

The Georgia Solar Energy Association, the voice of Georgia's solar community,
will continue its efforts to educate the voters and the elected officials who
serve them about the benefits of solar energy. For more information, visit

About the Georgia Solar Energy Association: The Georgia Solar Energy
Association, comprised of leading experts in solar manufacturing and
installation, academia, finance, and the law is leading the effort in Georgia
to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through
education, advocacy and industry support. Our members are working together to
make Georgia a leader in innovation, creating jobs, and attracting investment.

SOURCE Georgia Solar Energy Association

Contact: Julie Hairston, Communications Director, +1-404-273-2039
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