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Georgia Interconnection Standards

Date Last Updated8/12/2014
Policy TypeInterconnection Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeGeorgia Public Service Commission (PSC)
Policy Initiation Date4/28/2001
Policy SummaryIn 2001 Georgia's legislature enacted SB 93 which established a standardized interconnection process for net-metered fuel cells, for investor-owned utilities. Residential facilities up to 10 kW and non-residential facilities up to 100 kW can interconnect under these standards.

Interconnected customers are required to comply with all relevant national standards, including those established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the National Electrical Safety Code (NEC). Utilities are not allowed to require additional tests or additional liability insurance for customers if safety standards and other requirements are met. There is no provision in Georgia's interconnection standards requiring customers to install a manual external disconnect device.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsOnly fuel cell systems are eligible for the standardized interconnection process.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Standardized interconnection applies to residential systems up to 10 kW and non-residential systems up to 100 kW.
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