Customer-Owners served by Central Georgia EMC will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of solar energy without the costs and complications of rooftop solar panels, thanks to a new program in partnership with Green Power EMC, a renewable energy cooperative.
Advantages of Cooperative Solar with Central Georgia EMC
- Low-cost way to benefit from solar energy
- No maintenance hassles
- The perfect solution for renters who want to be involved with renewable energy
- No red tape with zoning restrictions or homeowners’ associations
- No holes in the roof to accommodate solar equipment
- No long-term contract or commitment
- Solar energy will be allocated to your electric bill on a monthly basis
CGEMC’s Cooperative Solar program will allow you to choose just the right amount of solar energy from our offsite energy facility. Our Cooperative Solar subscribers will receive affordable, renewable solar energy directly from our portfolio of solar energy resources. Our offsite shared facility is a 942 acres solar energy facility located in Hazlehurst, Georgia. The facility is currently being built and is expected to be functional in late 2016.
Pricing and Energy Output
The monthly charge for each 1 kW block of solar energy is $19.
For $19 per month for each solar energy block, you will receive a credit on your monthly bill for the kilowatt hours (kWh) generated by your solar energy block(s). Each block is expected to generate 114 to 186 kWh monthly. If you use fewer kWh during the billing period than the kWh generated by your solar energy block(s), you will receive a credit for the excess energy (per CGEMC’s Net Metering Service Rider). The monthly energy produced for each customer varies due to the position of the sun, time of year, and the number of cloudy days. Therefore, you will receive different amounts of solar energy each month, based on the availability of sunlight and performance of the solar facility. The $19 per block Cooperative Solar charge will appear as a separate line item on your bill.
Cooperative Solar program subscriptions are limited. Sales are on a first come, first served basis. If blocks are sold out, we will place your name on a waiting list.