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Georgia Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-GA)

In Georgia, there is no state specific transmission siting process. Under Georgia law, public utilities can exercise the power of eminent domain in order to construct transmission lines. Ga. Code Ann. §22-3-160.1.

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Georgia Federal

Transmission Siting: Georgia does not have state specific transmission siting process. Public utilities may exercise the power of eminent domain in order to construct transmission lines. Ga. Code Ann. §22-3-160.1.
Transmission Siting Agency: Georgia Public Services Commission
Transmission Siting Threshold: A line that is at least 115 kV or more with a length of at least one mile.
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined processing timeframe.