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Georgia Public prepared for winter freeze this week

Company offers tips and resources to help customers stay safe and warm as  extreme cold predicted across Georgia

Company offers tips and resources to help customers stay safe and warm as extreme cold predicted across Georgia

December 21, 2022

With extremely cold temperatures expected throughout north and central Georgia this week, Georgia Power is prepared to respond across its system. The company continuously monitors changing weather conditions and puts teams and resources in place that are ready to respond to any impacts caused by winter weather, safely and as quickly as possible.

The company has also invested in a diverse energy mix to maintain high levels of reliability for customers during extreme temperatures. Across its generation fleet, the company has proactively taken measures to protect generating units and prepare them for the high-demand season, including scheduling maintenance activities in lower demand seasons. The company also maintains a robust protection program which addresses all aspects of winter weather operations and is structured to prepare the company’s generating plants and units for approaching weather, freezing and sub-freezing temperatures. 

Georgia Power urges customers to be ready for the winter season, and stay safe and warm this week. Resources are available at GeorgiaPower.com/WinterPrep to help customers prepare, including information on building an emergency kit, staying connected, understanding watches vs. warnings and more.

Additional tips for customers during the extremely cold weather this week include:

Winter Weather Safety

  • Have a flashlight, a portable phone charger, and spare batteries on hand in case the power goes out.
  • Maintain ventilation around fireplaces.
  • Use space heaters only on level surfaces and keep away from furniture, curtains, water, children and pets.
  • Never use generators indoors. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions supplied with the generator model.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit for your home and vehicle.
  • If there is a power outage in your area, visit our Outage & Storm Center to review safety tips, enroll in outage alerts and more.

Save Money & Energy During Cold Weather

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower.
  • Add additional insulation to your attic, including around attic steps.
  • Add weather stripping around doors and windows.
  • Ensure your heating system is working efficiently by changing the filter and making sure vents and return air registers are clear and not blocked by furniture or other obstructions.
  • Visit georgiapower.com/save for more tips to save money and energy.

About Georgia Power 

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.7 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is recognized by J.D. Power as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/Georgia Power), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).