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2014-02-11 12:22:46

Hundreds of utility workers from across Florida deployed to Georgia to help following Winter Storm Pax JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that it is deploying 300 employees and contractors to Georgia in support of power restoration activity anticipated in the wake of an approaching winter storm. FPL crews, who will be joined by other utility workers from around the country, will assist Georgia Power, if needed, with...

2014-02-03 12:22:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning at 12:41 a.m. ET, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant safely took Unit 1 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. Each unit at Plant Hatch requires new fuel every 24 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2014-01-24 16:20:50

ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is offering customers a better way to heat their homes with a new rebate of up to $550 for switching to a new, energy efficient heat pump system. The rebate is available through Aug. 31, 2014 to single-family residential customers who replace their natural gas furnace with an electric heat pump or a dual-fuel heat pump system. (Logo:...

2014-01-15 16:20:52

Multiyear Smart Grid Investment Grant project improves reliability and efficiency across state ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power customers are starting 2014 with increased reliability due to the recent completion of a statewide smart grid improvement project conducted through a multiyear Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The $109 million project, which includes $52.5 million in funds from the DOE and $56.5 million from...

2014-01-10 16:20:41

Proposed conversion to biomass deemed not cost effective for its customers ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it plans to file a request in 2014 with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to decertify Unit 3 at Plant Mitchell in Albany, Ga. The company is also cancelling the previously proposed conversion of the coal-fired unit to biomass after extensive review and analysis deemed the conversion would not be cost effective for its...

2014-01-10 08:20:55

Company infrastructure meets challenge of 60+ hours of sub-freezing temperatures and heightened demand ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the company marked a new record for winter peak demand. Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST, estimated preliminary peak demand for electricity averaged approximately 16,859 megawatts (MW), exceeding the company's previous Dec. 14, 2010 winter peak demand record of 15,806 MW by more than 1,000...

2014-01-02 12:21:02

ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the results of its annual Renew Our Rivers volunteer campaign, a program which organizes cleanup events on waterways and lakes near the company's generation facilities throughout the state. During 2013, approximately 2,000 Georgia Power employees coordinated or participated in 22 local cleanup events and removed more than 100,000 pounds of litter and debris from rivers and surrounding lakes. (Logo:...

2013-12-27 16:20:16

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Information Systems on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) World-Class ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Performance Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "This award represents an affirmation by our industry peers of the dedication to radiological safety by the work force at Farley," said Southern Nuclear President and...


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