Integrated Resource Planning Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Integrated Resource Planning Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Industry Recruitment/Support, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Public Service Commission
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source


Georgia’s Integrated Resource Planning Act, which was passed in 1991 and is now Georgia Code § 46-3A, requires that any proposed new electric plant receive certification by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) before construction begins. A utility is entitled to recover pre-approved costs after a plant is built or canceled. In 2009, the Georgia Legislature passed the Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act which allowed Georgia utilities to recover from its customers the costs of financing associated with the construction of a nuclear plant that has been certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission, during the nuclear plant’s construction phase.

Department Georgia Public Service Commission
Address 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334

Phone 800-282-5813
Fax 404-6562341

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 46-3A
Date Effective 1997-09-16