Citizen dialog for transparent process by the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange
PSC lining up to vote for solar
PSC Chair Lauren McDonald said he wanted Georgia Power to
“come up with options in the next 30 days for expanding the tiny amount of electricity generated from solar power”.
PSC Commissioner Chuck Eaton
said “Solar is great for diversity, independence, research, and business,”
and added that until recently he had discounted solar, but now he had seen it.
And it turns out that Friday
PSC Commissioner Tim Echols
wrote an op-ed saying
It wasn’t until I entered the training room of Mage Solar in Dublin
and saw 40 subcontractors in their solar academy that I got it. The
growing solar industry is not just about funky collectors on a roof or
left-leaning environmentalists who hate fossil fuel. It is about skilled
jobs in manufacturing and construction, about economic development in
Georgia, about consumers saving money on their power bill so they can
spend it somewhere else, and about empowering people to essentially
create their own power plant. This could eventually be big.