Kirkwood Reliability Improvements

Project Overview

As part of Georgia Power's commitment to providing reliable and affordable electricity, the company is making new investments in infrastructure serving the Kirkwood area of Atlanta. The project consists of a variety of improvements with construction starting during the third quarter of 2019 and slated for completion by the end of 2020.

Reliability improvements include:

  • Installation of new Georgia Power equipment such as overhead automated protective devices, targeted underground conversions and the utilization of new “self-healing” technologies to improve customers’ overall experience with Georgia Power.
  • Construction enhancements.
  • Expanded vegetation management and tree-trimming rights are being obtained in certain areas where they could have a positive impact and reduce the frequency and duration of power outages.

Additional Background

Georgia Power continuously invests in its system across the state to better serve customers. Transmission and distribution lines are an essential piece of our infrastructure, moving power from electric generating plants across hundreds of miles to power homes and businesses.  Once the work in the Kirkwood area is completed, residents and businesses should see long-term service and enhanced reliability.

The work being conducted in the Kirkwood area will not affect current electric service. Georgia Power is also working closely, as needed, with other companies that provide services in the area including AT&T and Comcast regarding their facilities. Throughout the process, Georgia Power will work to complete the project with minimal impact or disruption to residents and businesses. Additionally, the company will ensure its environmental impact is minimal and work directly with property owners on any landscaping concerns.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding this work, please contact us.

Kirkwood Project Map

Click here to download a detailed map that highlights the area and roads that will be a part of the Kirkwood Reliability Improvements.


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Across the state, Georgia Power owns a network of 18 generating plants and 19 hydroelectric dams.

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