Advanced Technologies

Our traditional fuel sources are the mainstay of our generation mix, but we are continuing to explore less traditional technologies as well as advanced technologies. Our future focus allows Georgia Power to plan for a more diverse energy portfolio and includes renewable resources like biomass, wind and solar.

Biomass utilizes materials like wood pulp or switch grass, which are burned in a boiler furnace to turn water into steam, which then turns the blades of a turbine. These waste materials become a useful source of fuel and have emissions lower than or equal to coal.

Wind technology utilizes the power of the wind to turn turbine blades. Potentially favorable conditions exist for wind power in select areas of the Southeast; however, cost and regulatory issues need further exploration.