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Grid Investment Overview
Grid Investment Overview

Types of Improvements

There are five main types of improvements that will be employed to improve distribution power lines across Georgia Power’s grid. Learn more about them below.

Automated Device Lines

Automated Line Devices 

Without automated line devices, a problem on the line can cause all customers served by the line to lose power.

By adding automated line devices, outages are automatically isolated to smaller portions of the line so that fewer customers lose power when there’s an issue.

Before Automated Line Device Installation

After Automated Line Device Installation

Add Ties

Add Connections

Without a connection to a nearby line, customers may not have an alternate source of power in the event of an outage.

By adding a connection to a nearby line, power may be rerouted to customers.

Adding Ties

Before Adding Connections

Adding Ties

After Adding Connections

Automated Device Lines

Relocate Line

Some lines are located in areas that are hard to access. In the event of an outage, this can increase the time it takes for a repair crew to get to the line and restore power.

Moving the line closer to the road makes it easier for a repair crew to access the line in the event of an outage and restore power more quickly.

Relocating Feeder - Before

Before Relocating Line

Relocating Feeder - After

After Relocating Line

Add Ties

Line Strengthening

Certain lines may benefit from targeted facility, material, and technology upgrades to improve the resiliency of power lines.

Adding Ties

Before Line Strengthening

Adding Ties

After Line Strengthening

Automated Device Lines

Undergrounding

Overhead lines in certain areas may be more prone to outages caused by trees contacting lines or vehicular collisions.

Placing targeted portions of overhead lines underground makes lines less prone to outages.

Click here for examples of equipment that may be installed to support undergrounding improvements.

Relocating Feeder - Before

Before Undergrounding

Relocating Feeder - After

After Undergrounding