Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Georgia PSC District 5 – Dawn Randolph

This post is the seventh in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission District 5, Tricia Pridemore, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Georgia PSC District 5 Tricia Pridemore

This post is the sixth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Democratic Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission District 5, Dawn Randolph, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Georgia PSC District 3 Lindy Miller

This post is the fifth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission for District 3, Chuck Eaton, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Georgia PSC District 3 Chuck Eaton

This post is the fourth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Democratic Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lindy Miller, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose […]

Identifying Leaders: “Solar in the Southeast” Annual Report blog series (part 3 of 5)

This is part three in a five-part series about the SACE “Solar in the Southeast” 2017 Annual Report To view other blogs in this series, click here. Identifying Utility Solar Leaders and “SunRisers” A highlight of the Solar in the Southeast 2017 Annual Report was shining a light on utilities, large and small, that are moving […]

Counterflow: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

This blog was originally posted here by Steve Huntoon at RTO Insider on January 22, 2018. An excerpt is below, published with permission. Steve Huntoon is a former president of the Energy Bar Association, with 30 years of experience advising and representing energy companies and institutions. He received a B.A. in economics and a J.D. from the University of […]

Are industrial power customers favored too much?

Across the Southeast, industrial power customers get special perks. One reason is that they can afford to hire lawyers and experts to persist in asking for the most favorable treatment they can get. One example of this is the advance payment for Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project. Georgia Power customers have already […]

New Analysis Begs The Question: Is Vogtle Project Too Costly To Complete?

In advance of the Thursday, June 29, 2017 hearing on the 16th semi-annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) review before the Georgia Public Service Commission, we wanted to share this timely guest blog. Please attend the hearing if you can and voice your concerns to the Commissioners. If you cannot, please sign this petition demanding consumer […]

Looking At The Brackets: New Nuclear Plants Are Odds-On Favorite To Lose In First Round

Dennis Wamsted’s post, “Looking at The Brackets: New Nuclear Plants Are Odds-On Favorite To Lose In First Round,” originally ran in his blog, Wamsted on Energy: News and views for thinking professionals, on March 15, 2017. Find the original post here and more about Mr. Wamsted here. Published below with permission. I just finished filling […]

How much solar and wind will Georgia utility regulators allow?

Our followers on social media think the answer should be “as much as possible,” but in our brief SACE argues in favor of a cap of 2,500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, likely to be mainly solar and wind. Georgia Power has proposed only 525 MW, and other parties have signaled interest in 1,200 MW or 2,000 MW. What’s remarkable about this “debate” is that everyone involved agrees that whatever the number, Georgia Power customers will end up saving money as these projects will cost less than the projected cost of generating power. This approach to developing renewable energy has been led by Commissioner Bubba McDonald.