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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...

2014-05-05 16:22:22

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent analysis of American electric utilities sought to measure how responsive those companies are to their customers on social media channels - and Alabama Power finished at the top of the list. The study was conducted by Conversocial, a New York-based provider of customer service software. For a one-week period in mid-April, Conversocial tracked the Twitter mentions and replies of 20 leading utilities, and graded them on response...

2014-05-05 12:23:45

State-of-the-art facility showcases the many advantages of electrotechnologies ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the recent opening of a new Customer Resource Center at the company's North Shallowford operating headquarters in Atlanta. The Resource Center is a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified, experiential facility that offers business and commercial customers a hands-on learning experience about the many benefits of electric end use products. The...

2014-04-30 08:24:21

ATLANTA, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported first quarter 2014 earnings of $351 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with earnings of $81 million, or 9 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO The first quarter results include a $235 million (27 cents per share) after-tax charge related to an increased construction estimate for Mississippi Power's Kemper integrated gasification combined...

2014-04-28 16:24:29

Annual cross-state run has raised more than $1.4 million over 16 years ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power employees are continuing the fight to end cancer by running from St. Simons Island to the Georgia/Alabama state line as part of an annual 400-mile run to benefit the American Cancer Society. Since its inception 16 years ago, the two-and-a-half-day Georgia Power Run for the Reason has raised more than $1.4 million for the American Cancer Society....

2014-04-22 12:23:27

Dozens of local events build on 2013 all-time service record; company offers annual energy efficiency tips for customers ATLANTA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power employees from across the state will again trade in their hard hats and suits for rakes and trash bags to mark Earth Day this week. The company's annual involvement in Earth Day activities is part of Georgia Power's longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and builds on a record-setting 2013 during which...

2014-04-21 16:22:18

ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company said today it is increasing its annual dividend by 7 cents per share to a rate of $2.10 per share. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO The increase marks the 13th straight year that Southern Company has raised the dividend on its common stock. Southern Company also announced today a regular quarterly dividend - including an increase of 1.75 cents per share on a quarterly basis - of 52.50 cents per share,...

2014-04-21 08:22:22

Utility Solar Facility Located in Kern County BELMONT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services has interconnected a 20-megawatt AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, California. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is composed of 80,000 SunEdison Silvantis(TM) Solar PV...

2014-04-21 08:22:17

ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy, has announced the official acquisition of the partnership's second California solar installation. The agreement to acquire the Adobe Solar Facility, a 20-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Kern County, Calif., was closed upon successful completion of construction. The facility represents the partnership's sixth solar project and is...

2014-04-17 16:23:33

Georgia Senate Resolution 1026 honors contribution and sacrifice of linemen ATLANTA, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today joined with The National Association of Journeymen Linemen, other Georgia electric utilities, elected officials and customers to say "thank you" to the state's linemen at the Georgia Capitol prior to the first-ever observance of Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day on Friday, April 18. During the event, which was attended by line personnel from across...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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