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Georgia Power plans to double renewables, ditch all coal

Kristi E. Swartz of E&E News reports that Georgia Power is doubling its renewable portfolio and divesting away from coal.

The C3 Take
  • Georgia Power, the Peach State’s largest electricity provider, plans to shut down 12 coal plants by 2028.
  • The company has outlined a net-zero by 2050 goal and plans to achieve it through traditional renewables, hydropower, and nuclear energy.
  • Georgia Power has said that they want to add 6,000 MW of renewable power by 2035. The company is also building the nation’s only new nuclear power plant to bring more clean energy to the grid.

“The moves, which reflect the electric company’s continued transition to cleaner fuel sources, would help Southern achieve a net-zero carbon goal by 2050 for electricity. Other steps at Georgia Power include extending the life of hydropower units and Plant Hatch nuclear reactors, adding 1,000 megawatts of energy storage, and revamping energy efficiency and solar programs.”

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