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2014-07-03 08:21:46

New site allows visitors to virtually explore campgrounds and fishing guides before hitting the lake ATLANTA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians plan Independence Day celebrations and vacations this July, Georgia Power has launched a new online resource at www.georgiapower.com/lakes for visitors to the company's lake properties across the state. The company, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities year...

2014-07-01 08:24:10

Company offers energy efficiency resources, bill payment assistance as high temperatures impact bills ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the heat of the Georgia summer descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills. As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, the company has made it easy to find energy efficiency solutions and advice at...

2014-06-23 16:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear was honored by the Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America's citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140623/120693 Nominations were made by Navy Reserve sailors who also have other employment. Southern Nuclear was...

2014-06-16 16:20:37

Fourth annual interactive tour illustrates Georgia's fast-growing electric vehicle market ATLANTA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Atlanta ranked as one of the top five markets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles nationwide, Georgia Power is joining with other energy companies, as well as the Georgia Public Service Commission, to support the annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow. The roadshow, now in its fourth year, will host eight local events in cities around the state...

2014-06-09 16:21:57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Thursday, May 29, more than 40 volunteers from Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Alabama Power Service Organization in constructing a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear volunteers helped with framing the home, tiling the floors, painting the interior and exterior, installing vinyl siding...

2014-05-29 16:22:24

Company brings energy efficiency events to local offices, college campuses and other locations across Georgia ATLANTA, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Georgia Power has been named the overall national pledge leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of the company's efforts to encourage customers to save money and energy during the 2013 "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR®" campaign. The campaign, presented annually...

2014-05-23 12:21:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor in a comprehensive compliance audit to review the site pay practices for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO During the review, a timekeeping issue related to shift changes for 180 current and former Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 security...

2014-05-21 16:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor - a TIP Award - for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger(TM) Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel...

2014-05-15 08:36:30

Forts Stewart, Benning and Gordon to house largest solar facilities on any U.S. military base ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced plans to build, own and operate three separate solar generation facilities on U.S. Army bases in Georgia. The generation facilities, each capable of producing approximately 30 megawatts (MW) AC of solar energy, will be located at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning near Columbus and Fort Gordon near Augusta. Scheduled...

2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...


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  • A spider.
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