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2014-02-26 12:21:25

Retail locations offer payment flexibility and local convenience for customers ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has added more than 2,600 new Authorized Payment Locations (APLs) across the state. The new APL locations allow customers to pay their Georgia Power bills where they shop at a time that's convenient for them. Locations include retailers such as Kroger, Ingles, Rite Aid, Publix, Walmart, Kmart and Piggly Wiggly, with payments...

2014-02-24 16:21:38

ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced that Dr. Larry S. Monroe has been named chief environmental officer and research and environmental affairs senior vice president of Southern Company Services, Inc., effective March 1. Monroe will succeed Christopher M. Hobson, who has announced plans to retire, effective June 27. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/CL70774 During the transition, Hobson...

2014-02-20 16:21:38

Customers to receive $225 million to $250 million in benefits ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has completed the closing process for $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4, near Waynesboro, Ga. By securing the federal loan guarantees, Georgia Power expects to be able to provide $225 million to $250 million in present-value benefits to its customers....

2014-02-20 16:21:35

U.S. Secretary of Energy, company leaders mark historic milestone in ceremony at nuclear expansion project site ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz today joined Southern Company leaders in a ceremony at the site of the Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 nuclear expansion project in Georgia to announce that subsidiary Georgia Power has secured approximately $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the...

2014-02-16 08:20:09

8,000 total personnel in the field repair nearly 700,000 outages in four days ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has successfully completed restoring electric service to 99 percent of affected customers throughout the state following one of the most severe ice and snow storms to reach the state in the last decade. In the Metro Atlanta area, nearly all customers have had service restored and, in the storm-battered Augusta area, less than 900 customers remained...

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...


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