Georgia Power seeks to install new electricity sources to meet future demand
The AJC reports Georgia Power may have underestimated the amount of power it will need to meet demand over the next two decades.
Just over a year ago, state regulators approved a plan proposed by the utility. A notice published recently by the company suggests it will seek new electricity sources that could enter into service between 2026 and 2030.
The notice lists three technologies of interest: gas-powered plants, massive batteries known as energy storage systems, and energy storage systems paired with renewable resources.
Some environmental groups and clean energy advocates say the company’s apparent interest in adding more natural gas capacity is disconcerting. Georgia Power has struggled to add the solar capacity to its system that the commission has already approved.