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Fleet Enhancements

Fleet Enhancements and Reduced Idling

Maintaining Georgia Power's reliable and efficient fleet of 3,242 vehicles and 1,466 pieces of equipment and trailers for company use statewide is no easy task. However, our company's fleet operations department is committed to providing cleaner, greener and smarter vehicles to reduce our impact on the environment. Beginning in 2014, Georgia Power has targeted 5 percent of our total fleet replacement budget for purchasing alternative-fuel and advanced-technology vehicles.

Georgia Power already has electric vehicles, hybrids and vehicles using biodiesel and E85 ethanol fuel in its fleet. The hybrid vehicles, which provide a fuel savings of 30 to 50 percent, are used primarily in the marketing organization.

Georgia Power was one of the first companies in Georgia to use biodiesel fuel. This soy-based fuel, which has fewer harmful emissions than conventional petroleum fuels, is used in more than 790 company vehicles with a diesel engine across the state, including bucket trucks and construction equipment.

Electric forklifts are used in some storerooms across the state, while electric carts are used for security and building maintenance at many company headquarters and plants.

In addition, to the 32 hybrid plug-in electric vehicles Georgia Power added to its fleet this year, we also plan to add seven bucket trucks with battery-operated booms to reduce idle time and emissions. Fleet operations will continuously explore ways in the future for our fleet to become more efficient and reduce emissions.

In addition to trying to make Georgia Power's fleet more environmentally friendly, we also have instituted a plan to automatically shut off our diesel-powered trucks – unless the power takeoff (PTO) is in use – after they have idled for five minutes. This helps save gas and creates less wear and tear on the vehicles' engines. Fleet operations also implemented an idle-reduction program for all vehicles in 2012 called "Let's be idle-free – turn off the key!"

See electric forklifts and electric vehicles to learn more about what's available for our customers and the future of this technology.

Electric Vehicle Chargers

Thirty-two electric vehicle (EV) chargers – ranging from 15 minutes to 22 hours for a full charge – are available at corporate headquarters to service approximately 150 employee-owned EVs. In addition, 20 more chargers are available at other company facilities in 12 locations across the state.

Reducing Idling

In addition to trying to make Georgia Power's fleet more environmentally friendly, we also have instituted a plan to automatically shut off our diesel-powered trucks - unless the power takeoff (PTO) is in use - after they have idled for five minutes. This helps save gas and creates less wear and tear on the vehicles' engines. Fleet operations also implemented an idle-reduction program for all vehicles in 2012 called "Let's be idle free - turn off the key!"

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