Grid Investment Plan FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the answers to your questions here regarding the Grid Investment Plan. For any specific questions, feel free to contact us anytime

General Overview

Please see below for general information regarding the Grid Investment Plan.

What exactly is the Grid Investment Plan?

Georgia Power is committed to making smart investments for Georgia's energy future to ensure our customers are provided the clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy they expect and deserve. Our plan focuses on upgrading transmission and distribution infrastructure across the power grid to improve the reliability and efficiency of our system and decrease the number and length of power outages experienced by customers.

  • How will this work affect our electric utility service?

    Georgia Power's commitment is to provide clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. We are making new investments in infrastructure to improve the reliability and efficiency of our system and decrease the number and length of outages that customers experience. Some of these enhancements will require limited outages. If there is a planned outage, all customers in the area will be notified in advance.

  • Are other communities besides ours having similar work done by Georgia Power?

    As part of Georgia Power's commitment to providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity, we will be making investments in infrastructure in communities across the state. We are continuously evaluating the electric system to determine where to make investments.

  • Is the property owner required to grant an easement to Georgia Power to place equipment on their property?

    The easement process is a voluntary process. Georgia Power will work with the community to find locations for all needed equipment. If community members do not wish to grant the easements required, Georgia Power will explore other project alternatives.

  • Will Georgia Power need to perform tree trimming to support construction?

    Georgia Power is dedicated to causing minimal disruption to our customers’ property. For undergrounding projects, tree trimming will be minimal. There may be some shrubs/landscaping that will need to be removed for the placement of underground equipment. For overhead projects, tree trimming can vary depending on the percentage of the tree canopy that overhangs into the required tree clearance area. Georgia Power typically requires a 15- to 30-foot clearance, depending on the type of line located in your area. If needed, trees are pruned by professional tree contractors. Georgia Power prunes trees to industry standards that were developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Learn more at www.georgiapower.com/trees.

Construction

Please see below for information regarding our construction practices.

How are you ensuring safety during this construction?

Safety is Georgia Power's top priority.  Our teams will make every effort to ensure that construction equipment is adequately secured and blocked from public access. Our teams will utilize traffic control for pedestrians and vehicles, put up sufficient signage, and place barriers in and around construction areas. We will also provide on-going communications with communities to identify where scheduled construction will take place.

Underground Lines

Please see below for information regarding underground lines.

If our lines are moved underground, will we no longer be impacted by storms?

By placing lines underground, we are reducing exposure to trees and severe weather that cause most power outages. While we expect a reduction in the number and length of power outages experienced by customers, we do not expect outages to be eliminated entirely. 

Have more specific questions?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our planned grid reliability improvements.

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