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Houston Chapel
Substation FAQs

Building for the Future

What is the purpose of this project and why is it necessary?

Currently, the Clifton Corridor is served exclusively from two Georgia Power-owned substations located on Oxford Road. Projected large increases in peak electric demand will create overloads on these existing substations and distribution circuits unless preventive measures are taken. It was determined that constructing a new substation is the only practical and long-lasting solution to serve growth and increase reliability in the Clifton Corridor.

What is the benefit that the community will derive from the new substation?

This project will ensure that customers in the area will continue to have reliable electric service.

Where will you build the substation?

The substation will be located at the end of Burlington Road off of North Decatur Road.

When will construction begin?

Construction for the project is scheduled to begin in July 2013 and the substation is proposed to be operational by Winter 2015.

Will the electric bills of area residents and other ratepayers increase because of these projects and, if so, how much per month?

These costs are a part of Georgia Power's normal capital improvement budget and are eventually added into the overall rate base. This project will not be included in the rate base until it actually goes into service. Even then, rates will only change when the Georgia Public Service Commission approves a base rate case.

What is the timeline for this project?

We currently expect to have the new facilities in service by winter 2015. You can find the current schedule of work on the Houston Chapel project intro page.

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