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Surge Protection


Enrollment paused

As of January 1, 2024, we have stopped accepting applications or enrolling customers into the SurgeDefender program. We will update this page once we begin accepting applications again.

Avoid damage to your major appliances in a storm

A lightning strike or power surge can damage your refrigerator and other appliance at any time without warning.

Safeguard your home today!

How the program works:

  • Protect your major appliances
    For only $9.95 per month, SurgeDefender™ helps protect your home’s motor-driven appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers & dryers).

  • Save money in the event of a power surge
    If a power surge damages your appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers & air conditioners), repairs are covered by an industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Free installation in less than 30 minutes!
    Available for single-family homes, duplexes, condos and townhomes, SurgeDefender™ is installed at your electric meter.

Georgia Lightning Facts

  • In 2015 and 2016, Georgia ranked first in lightning-related insurance damage claims.
  • Georgia is the eighth-highest state in terms of density of lightning strikes per square mile.
  • The lightning strikes from thunderstorms in June, July and August account for over 75 percent of property damage annually.
  • Lightning can (and usually does) strike in the same place.
  • Even if it’s not raining, lightning can still strike.
  • Temperatures in the path of a lightning bolt can reach 50,000 degrees. That’s 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to all your questions.

What is SurgeDefender™?

SurgeDefender™ is a surge protection program administered by Georgia Power. The SurgeDefender™ device is a meter-based Underwriters Listed (UL) surge protector which is installed at the electric meter by a licensed independent electrical contractor.

Why do I need SurgeDefender™?

Power strips aren't enough to protect your home's motor-driven appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners. Our surge protection device provides your home with a first line of defense against lightning-related or other damaging surges.

How long must I remain on the program? Is there a contract term?

SurgeDefender™ is a voluntary program. You can stay on the program as long as or as short as you wish. You may terminate your program at anytime and the monthly charges on your electric bill will stop on your next billing cycle; however, we encourage customers to try the program for at least 24 months and experience the benefits year round.

Protect your motor driven appliances for $9.95/mo
Installed on your meter in less than 30 mins
Avoid costly repairs and enroll now
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