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Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW ESS capacity to meet renewables goal

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton
Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW BESS park

Power utility Georgia Power has been given the green light to charge ahead with plans to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage in the southeast US state.

Power regulator Georgia Public Service Commission waved through the company’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan— which includes growing its renewables generation mix by 72% by adding 2.2GW of solar, wind or biomass generation by 2024— the utility confirmed on 16 July.

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