Factsheet: The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act

The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Senate Bill 51: The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001
Description: 
The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to: (1) Encourage private investment in renewable energy resources; (2) Stimulate the economic growth of Georgia; and (3) Enhance the continued diversification of the energy resources used in Georgia. The General Assembly further finds and declares that a program to provide distributed generation for eligible cogenerators is a way to encourage private investment in renewable energy resources, stimulate in-state economic growth, enhance the continued diversification of this state's energy resource mix, and reduce interconnection and administrative costs. The objective is that electric service providers or electric supplier are giving commercially reasonable rates and fees.
Goal/Aim: 
Support investments in renewable energy.
Responsible Authority: 
Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013