ATLANTA – The state’s largest electric utility is almost certain to be required Thursday to double its access to solar power when the Public Service Commission votes on Georgia Power Co.’s 20-year plan.
Late Wednesday, Stan Wise, the member of the five-man commission most resistant to requiring a specified amount of solar energy, released the wording of technical details he’ll propose on how solar generation will be added.
“I intend to offer the attached motion in the special [meeting] tomorrow. The rationale for which I will explain at that time,” he said in a one-line email to reporters with the attached motion.
He is offering an amendment to a motion Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald will make requiring Georgia Power to add about 250 megawatts of solar generation.
Wise’s announcement essentially means he’s supporting McDonald’s idea. While the other commissioners haven’t announced how they intend to vote, none have voiced Wise’s often repeated reservation.