Georgia Power owns a network of 18 generating plants and 20 hydroelectric dams spread across the state, providing low-cost, reliable electricity to 2.4 million customers.
Our company has invested more than $4 billion in transmission and distribution (power lines) since 1991. Between 1990 and 2015, we will invest $7 billion in environmental control technologies.
We are an active participant in the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Coal Technology program, having pioneered new computer software that automatically reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, improves the performance of fossil fuel-fired plants and reduces the amount of coal its plants burn.
Coal, the most abundant fuel source in the United States, accounts for most of Georgia Power's generating capacity. We also use oil and gas to generate power.
Hydroelectric power was once the principal source of power in the United States. These facilities played a significant role in spurring Georgia's industrial development and continue to produce power today.
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Vogtle units 3 and 4 will be the nation's first nuclear power units in more than 30 years. On March 17, 2009, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power's request to certify the construction of two new nuclear power units at its Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. The company received an Early Site Permit (ESP) and a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for potential new units at the Vogtle site from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in August 2009.
The ESP allows the NRC to review and pre-approve the plant site for construction and will allow the company to conduct design and construction evaluations and other site-specific assessments before actual construction begins. The COL provides the company with one license to construct and operate a new plant based on an NRC pre-approved design at a specific site.
Plant Vogtle is jointly owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, and Dalton Utilities.
Plant Vogtle Job Opportunities
Plant Vogtle is the largest job-producing project in Georgia. At the height of construction, it will employ approximately 5,000 people and, once operational, will offer 800 permanent jobs for Georgians. See Plant Vogtle See Plant Vogtle job opportunities.
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