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Electric Living

New Year, New Opportunities

January |February 2022

At Georgia Power, we take pride in providing you with safe, reliable electricity as well as excellent customer service – and we’re constantly seeking innovative new ways to meet the needs of our valued customers.

Because of our commitment to providing the best possible energy experience for our customers, we offer an array of programs and incentives designed to make energy more affordable while also providing tips on ways to conserve and reduce energy use.

Our Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) encourages Georgia Power customers who own their homes to benefit from increased energy savings and rebates by making a few simple energy-efficient home improvements. Taking part in this program’s fast and easy three-step process and many of the recommended projects could potentially add value to your home.

Step 1: Get an assessment

This is the most important step. You’ll make an appointment with a participating program contractor who will complete an in-home energy assessment and review the recommended upgrades as well as the potential rebates with you. 

Step 2: Make improvements

If you qualify for the program, you’ll simply approve the energy-efficient upgrades and schedule to have the contractor complete the improvements. 

Step 3: Save Money and Energy

Once the upgrades are complete, you’ll receive a follow-up in-home energy assessment to verify your improvements and finalize your rebate application. You’ll begin to see a reduction in your energy costs soon after due to the increased efficiency of your home!

To learn more about our HEIP program, visit

Milhouse Forestry

Great partnership helps to deliver reliable power

Atlanta-based Milhouse Forestry is a Georgia Power partner and innovative vegetation management firm that provides power line clearance services to the utility industry.

A subsidiary of Milhouse Engineering and Construction, the country’s largest Black-owned engineering team, Milhouse Forestry is helping us deliver uninterrupted, reliable power across the state by performing tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management, emergency storm work and logistical support.

We began our partnership with Milhouse Forestry in July 2021, which will lead to more than 100 local jobs while furthering our commitment to increasing the business we do with diverse companies.

“It’s important we support companies like Milhouse in our community. We’re committed to increasing the amount of work we do with Black and minority-owned businesses because we know that our company is stronger when we reflect the incredible diversity of the communities we’re privileged to serve. We are proud to partner with Milhouse Forestry and to support a culture of inclusion to create economic opportunity and good jobs in our community.”

– Dan Burer, forestry and right-of-way manager for Georgia Power

Milhouse is proud to partner with Georgia Power and Southern Company on this great endeavor. Our commitment to active diversity, constant quality and fierce integrity are in full alignment with Georgia Power and Southern Company’s commitment to great services and diverse participation. This relationship is a great example of where hard work and teamwork can unite to make the dream work for diverse companies and diverse communities for years to come.”

– Frank D. Martin, president of Milhouse Forestry

Learn more about Milhouse Forestry and their work at

Winter Energy Efficiency Tips

Start the New Year off right with these energy saving tips

With winter temperatures on the horizon, utility costs are sure to rise as you turn up your thermostat to combat the chill until spring arrives.

Thankfully, we've put together some energy and money saving tips that can help keep costs down while also ensuring you and your loved ones stay cozy throughout the colder months:

  • Stop escaping air: Sealing cracks, gaps, and leaks around windows and doors and adding insulation in your home can save you up to 10% on home heating costs

  • Adjust your water heater:  Save up to 18% on energy costs by setting and keeping your water heater temperature at 120 degrees.  

  • Change your air filters: Changing standard air filters once a month or pleated filters every three months can lower your heating and cooling system’s energy consumption. 

  • Upgrade your light bulbs: Replace traditional bulbs with new energy-efficient LEDs and enjoy reduced lighting costs all year long.  

BONUS TIP: ENERGY STAR® qualified LED bulbs can light up your home just as well as traditional bulbs while using 90% less energy. And LED bulbs typically last 15-25 times longer. 

For even more saving tips - Check out our Georgia Power Marketplace.

Discover a wide variety of money-saving, energy-efficient options for your home – including LED light bulbs and smart thermostats. You will also find a great deal of helpful information about available rebates featuring many energy-efficient products that can dramatically impact utility costs.

Savings Testimonials

Saving money and energy: Satisfied customers sound off

We know that every customer is different, so we offer many energy-saving options and services to fit your unique needs. Check out what a few of our customers are saying about how we’re helping them to make improvements and save money.

“Georgia Power partnered with us to provide the infrastructure needed to be a participant in the Make Ready program. It is going to save us money and bring value to the process and create a better set of outcomes.”

– D. Collins, Electric Transportation customer

“Owning an electric vehicle helps us save money, but using Georgia Power’s Electric Vehicle Rate Plan to charge our family’s electric vehicle has saved us hundreds of extra dollars by charging off-hours, and the plan is really easy to set up and use.”

– J. Beeler, Rate Plan customer

“I wanted to support solar power and installing panels isn't an option right now. This program is a good way to do that at a price I was comfortable with.”

– Anonymous Community Solar customer


Youth are saying YES to STEM

The YES Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and influencing youth to pursue engineering through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities while also promoting energy conservation awareness. Along with offering summer programs, shadowing, college tours, and field trips, YES offers scholarships to high school students pursuing STEM undergraduate degrees.


Share your energy saving tips with us (and the world!)

If you have great ideas for saving money on energy costs, share them on social media and tag us on Facebook and Instagram (ga_power).

We want to hear from you!

Please let us know what you think about our online edition of Electric Living magazine. We would also like to hear what you want to see featured in an upcoming issue.