Generating Plants

Georgia Power owns a network of 18 generating plants, 19 hydroelectric dams and multiple solar energy facilities spread across the state, providing low-cost, reliable electricity to 2.5 million customers.

Plant Locations

Georgia Power maintains a number of plants throughout the state to support Georgia's energy needs.  Learn about our generating plants across the state providing low-cost, reliable electricity to our 2.5 million customers.

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Energy Sources

To meet Georgia's growing demand for energy, Georgia Power considers a wide range of energy resources. Together, these energy sources allow us to provide reliable, safe and affordable energy to our customers.  

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Nuclear Plants

Georgia Power owns two nuclear facilities, Hatch and Vogtle, which provide about 20 percent of the electricity used in Georgia. The plants are managed by Southern Nuclear, a sister company owned by Southern Company, which specializes in nuclear operations. Southern Nuclear also operates Alabama Power's Farley Nuclear Plant.

Georgia's Nuclear Plants

Management of nuclear energy facilities is a complex and tightly regulated operation that requires the attention of experienced technicians and proven methods. Because Southern Company, through its operating companies, owns and manages multiple facilities, we have the advantage of experience and can expertise we can share.

Vogtle units 3 and 4 will be the nation's first new 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 new units are co-owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities, and are the only new nuclear units currently under construction in the United States. Expected online in November 2021 (Unit 3) and November 2022 (Unit 4), the units will generate enough emission-free electricity to power approximately 500,000 homes and businesses.

Fossil Fuels

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. 

Coal is formed by chemical changes to plant material over a period of many years, converting it to combustible rock composed of carbon and other elements like oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur and nitrogen. Coal is extracted from the ground and transported to Georgia from other states.

Coal Plants

  • Plant Bowen
  • Plant Hammond
  • Plant McIntosh (Unit 1)
  • Plant Scherer
  • Plant Wansley

Natural Gas

Natural gas generation uses one of America's most abundant resources to produce safe, reliable and clean energy. Natural gas-fueled combined cycle power plants offer one of the cleanest and most efficient methods of producing electricity.

Natural gas is first removed from wells drilled into the ground. It is then treated to remove any impurities before pipelines transport the natural gas to power plants.

Natural Gas Plants

  • Plant Boulevard CT
  • Plant McDonough
  • Plant McIntosh CT
  • Plant McIntosh CC
  • Plant McManus CT
  • Plant Robins CT
  • Plant Wilson CT
  • Plant Yates


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.

Hydroelectric Projects

Hydropower Plants

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Morgan Falls
  • Lloyd Shoals
  • Wallace
  • Sinclair
  • Flint River
  • Langdale
  • Riverview
  • Bartletts Ferry
  • Goat Rock
  • Oliver
  • North Highlands
  • Estatoah
  • Burton
  • Nacoochee
  • Tallulah
  • Terrora
  • Tugalo
  • Yonah


Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. We’re proud to work with the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force to develop innovative solar energy projects, both on and off base. Our collaborations support military bases across the Georgia, as well as federal emergency projects and local communities. We’re honored to be the only electric utility in the country to partner with all four branches of our military.

  • 3 solar projects totaling 90 megawatts in collaboration with the Army.
  • 1 solar project totaling 30 megawatts in collaboration with the Navy. 
  • 1 solar project planned totaling 139 megawatts in collaboration with the Air Force.

How Solar Energy Works

There are basically two types of solar energy that can be used on a home or business: solar electric and solar thermal. Get a better understanding of how each type works.

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Solar Locations

  • Fort Benning
  • Fort Stewart
  • Fort Gordon
  • Dalton Solar

How Electricity Is Made

We are surrounded by electricity every day and it comes in many forms, from lightning in a thunderstorm to the light fixtures that illuminate our homes with the flip of a switch. Explore the science behind electricity and how it's created.

How Electricity is Made

Our Diverse Fuel Portfolio

Georgia Power has a number of different plants in our fleet. The diversity of fuels that we offer allows a reliable power supply for customers. Get an overview of our different plants and the technology behind them.

How Georgia Power Generates Electricity

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