Georgia Power Company (GPC), an investor-owned electric utility, is fully regulated by the
Commission. Currently GPC serves approximately 2.4 million customers in 155 of Georgia’s 159 counties. The
Commission has limited regulatory authority over the 42 electric membership corporations (EMCs) and 52
municipally-owned electric systems in the state. Absent federal action, the electric industry in Georgia
will remain traditionally regulated in its present form.
Some retail competition has been present in Georgia since 1973 with the passage of the
Georgia Territorial Electric Service Act. This Act enables customers with manufacturing or commercial loads
of 900 kW or greater a one time choice in their electric supplier. It also provides eligible customers the
opportunity to transfer from one electric supplier to another provided all parties agree. The Commission
resolves territorial disputes and customer complaints involving customer choice and approves requests for
transfer of retail electric service.
Update (3/14/13) - The schedule for the 2013 Advanced Solar Initiative Utility Scale RFP has changed. Due to the significant number of comments received, the due date for additional comments on the draft RFP documents has been extended to April 5, 2013. The RFP will now be released on May 10, 2013, instead of April 12, 2013 and bids are now due on June 4, 2013, instead of on May 7, 2013.
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