GA Solar Honors PSC Chairman with Solar Advocate Award

GA Solar Honors PSC Chairman with Solar Advocate Award

Recognition Celebrates His Pivotal Role in Creating the State’s Thriving Solar Market


Atlanta, GA – Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald will be honored at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, in ceremonies at an annual Holiday Luncheon at Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA.

The Georgia Solar Energy Association Board of Directors unanimously chose Chairman McDonald for this year’s honor. The award will be a tribute to his effective perennial advocacy for solar in Georgia over more than a decade. Chairman McDonald has worked with utilities, industry professionals and other advocates over the years to establish and steadily expand Georgia’s solar market.

As a result, many Georgia communities formerly overlooked in economic development initiatives have prospered with solar investments that provide them with needed revenue. Georgia’s growing solar market provides nearly 4,000 jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity to the state’s economic digest each year, thanks to initiatives proposed and supported by Chairman McDonald.

The state’s solar market also contributes to cleaner air for all Georgia residents and career opportunities for future generations.

“I am honored by this recognition and I sincerely thank the Georgia Solar Energy Association,” McDonald said. “There was a time when no one believed conservatives could advance solar energy. In Georgia we did it using the free market, without state subsidies and without adding costs to the rate payers.”

GA Solar Co-Chair Montana Busch said the organization honors Chairman McDonald in deep gratitude for his ongoing leadership and vision. The most recent example Busch cited is the Commission’s July ruling doubling the amount of utility-owned solar in Georgia as well as increasing the amount of rooftop solar.

“Without the steady support Chairman McDonald has provided through the years, Georgia’s solar market would not be nearly the economic generator and environmental asset it is today,” Busch said. “As we consider the solar benefits we enjoy and look toward solar’s future in Georgia, we think it is important to recognize the immense contribution he has made to the industry and to the state.”

Chairman McDonald will receive his award during the luncheon, which will also feature a video about his work with the PSC and accomplishments.

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