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Oct 01, 2015, 15:50 ET
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Georgia ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday this weekend

 Georgia Power reminds customers to shop and save this weekend during the state of Georgia's annual sales tax holiday for energy efficient...

Sep 30, 2015, 14:44 ET
A driver charges at one of the new Georgia Power EV charging islands now open across the state. Georgia Power will open more than 60 of these islands by the end of 2016.

Georgia Power opens 11 new EV charging islands

 Georgia Power announced today that the company will open 11 new electric vehicle (EV) charging islands to the public on October 1. The new...

Sep 28, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Georgia Power to finalize ash pond closure schedule within six months

Georgia Power announced today that the company is developing a closure timeline for all of its 29 ash ponds and expects to finalize and release the...

Sep 24, 2015, 15:15 ET
Two core make-up tanks, each weighing 149 tons, for Unit 4 at the nuclear expansion site are the latest international shipments to arrive through the Port of Savannah. Since May 2014, the Port of Savannah has processed more than 24,800 tons of equipment and components for the project.

Unit 4 Core Make-Up Tanks, Steam Generator A arrive at Vogtle expansion

 Georgia Power announced today the most recent international delivery to the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro – the two core...

Sep 23, 2015, 15:30 ET
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is working to be one most sustainable airports in the world through initiatives such as upgrading thousands of its taxiway fixtures to energy-efficient LEDs. On Sept. 23, Georgia Power joined Airport officials and the City of Atlanta at Hartsfield-Jackson to present the airport with a nearly $46,000 rebate check for the upgrades.

Georgia Power recognizes Hartsfield-Jackson for energy efficiency efforts

Georgia Power leadership today joined Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and City of Atlanta officials to mark the completion of the...

Sep 23, 2015, 11:39 ET
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Georgia Power issues safety and security alert for customers

 In light of today's media reports of a possible attempted home invasion at an Atlanta apartment complex by persons identifying themselves as...

Sep 22, 2015, 14:32 ET
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Georgia Power files request for 11 percent fuel rate reduction

Georgia Power announced today it has filed a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to reduce fuel rates by 11 percent, or...

Sep 16, 2015, 16:00 ET
Dr. Mark Berry, Vice President, Georgia Power Environmental Affairs

Dr. Mark Berry named vice president of Georgia Power Environmental Affairs

Georgia Power announced today that Dr. Mark Berry has been named vice president of Environmental Affairs. Dr. Berry replaces Ron Shipman, who was...

Sep 16, 2015, 10:00 ET
Georgia Power Energy Efficiency Education Coordinator Cedric Sheffield works with students in the classroom during a recent Learning Power summer camp.

Learning Power marks fifth anniversary in Georgia classrooms

Georgia Power announced today that its signature energy education program, Learning Power, is returning to Georgia classrooms for the fifth...

Sep 10, 2015, 16:52 ET
Leadership from the Department of the Navy, Georgia Power and the Georgia Public Service Commission break ground on a new 30 megawatt solar generation facility at Naval Submarine (SUBASE) Base Kings Bay near St. Marys, Georgia. The SUBASE Kings Bay solar project is the fourth on-base military project started by Georgia Power this year.

Georgia Power marks groundbreaking of SUBASE Kings Bay solar project

 Leadership from Georgia Power and the Department of the Navy (DON) joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Naval...

Sep 03, 2015, 14:30 ET
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Georgia Power's East Region receives STEM Education Award from Technology Association of Georgia

Georgia Power announced today that the company's East Region has received a 2015 STEM Education Award in the Corporate Outreach category from the...

Sep 02, 2015, 16:52 ET
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Georgia Power named a top utility for economic development

Georgia Power announced today that the company has been named to Site Selection magazine's Top Utilities in North America for Economic Development...

Aug 19, 2015, 16:06 ET
The first shield building panel being placed recently for Unit 3 at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia. More than 160 individual steel panels will be placed for Unit 3.

First Unit 3 Shield Building panels placed at Vogtle expansion

Georgia Power announced today the latest milestone in the Vogtle nuclear expansion – the recent placement of the first six shield building...

Aug 18, 2015, 14:15 ET
The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously voted to approve $169 million in expenditures for the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear project on Tuesday, August 18. Progress continues  at the expansion site near Waynesboro, Georgia, including the placement of the 2.28 million-pound CA01 module for Unit 3 earlier this month (pictured).

Vogtle 12th VCM costs approved unanimously by Georgia PSC

 Georgia Power announced today verification and approval by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) of $169 million in capital and...

Aug 11, 2015, 12:07 ET
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National 811 Day highlights digging safety

As Tuesday, August 11, is observed across the country as National 811 Day, Georgia Power reminds customers of the importance of calling 811 before...

Aug 10, 2015, 11:58 ET
The Vogtle Unit 3 CA01 module, weighing more than 1,140 tons, is lifted into place Saturday, August 8 at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia. It will house the two steam generators for Unit 3.

Vogtle expansion project completes heaviest "lift" to date

Georgia Power announced today the heaviest "lift" of the Vogtle expansion project to date – the placement of the CA01 module for Unit 3....

Aug 07, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Georgia Power enhances service, reliability for 1.1 million customers

 Georgia Power announced today the completion of the installation of Automatic Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR)...

Jul 30, 2015, 12:27 ET
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$1.8 billion in federal loans received to date for Plant Vogtle expansion

 Georgia Power has announced that it has received a total of $1.8 billion in loans to date from the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) for the...

Jul 23, 2015, 19:58 ET

Esté preparado para las tormentas de verano con Outage Alerts y otros recursos gratuitos

A medida que siguen las tormentas eléctricas de verano, Georgia Power monitoriza los cambios meteorológicos las 24 horas del día, y...

Jul 23, 2015, 15:41 ET
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Be summer storm ready with Outage Alerts, free resources

 As summer thunderstorms continue, Georgia Power is monitoring the changing weather around the clock and prepared to respond to any service...