Clark Howard testifies on solar power bill

A bill that would allow more choice for Georgians interested in solar energy draws the support of News/Talk WSB consumer expert Clark Howard.

The measure would allow third party suppliers to install, own, and maintain solar panels something currently allowed in 45 other states.

“This is about us in Georgia joining the modern era of how energy is produced and provided,” Howard testified before a Senate committee.

But a representative from Georgia Power complains the measure would introduce an entire new class of electricity suppliers in the state with no oversight.

“Basically it’s deregulation… these new suppliers are not bound by the Public Service Commission,” says the utility company’s Kyle Leach.

The committee postponed any action on the bill until next week saying more time was needed to study it.

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