| Register

Atlantic Drive
Substation

Building for the Future

Georgia Power proposes to construct a new substation and related facilities known as the Atlantic Drive substation on a 1.5-acre site located west of Interstate 75/85 on the corner of 14th Street and Atlantic Drive.

The Atlanta metro area is continuing to see steady growth and renewed interest in urban living. The redevelopment of Atlantic Station includes residential units, commercial office space and retail shops. As the project continues to grow and expand, redevelopment of the surrounding area is occurring, driving the need to expand the electrical system.

A new substation on the west side of the downtown connector is required to relieve some of the loading.

The Georgia Power land location committee looked at many sites for the substation; however, from an engineering and cost standpoint, locating the substation on the selected site is the most practical and feasible option.

Georgia Power's site selection committee also assessed the community impacts that could result from construction and operation of the substation.

Landscaping following construction will ensure that the substation blends in more readily with the surrounding community.

In an effort to make the surrounding neighborhoods and elected officials aware of the project, an Open House was held October 22, 2008. Grading work began in 2011.

Use this site to find answers to your questions about the project. If you need more information or have suggestions on making this site more useful, please contact us.


Project Schedule:

  • Site Selection: August 2007
  • Community Open House: October 22, 2008
  • Grading to Begin: October 2011
  • Substation Construction: September 2012
  • Substation Operational: June 2013


Site Location


Site Simulations

Before

After

Before

After


Questions?

If you have additional questions about Georgia Power's Atlantic Drive substation project, please read our Atlantic Drive substation FAQs or contact us.

Did You Know?

Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

Generating Electricity

Get an overview of our different plants and see how they work.

Watch Video

Did You Know?

According to the National Safety Council, every year in the U.S. there are approximately 12,000 electricity-related accidents resulting in 525 deaths. Knowing a few simple facts can keep you safe.
Learn More About Electric Safety


Back to Top ↑