Georgia Power crews head north to assist with latest winter storms

      Georgia Power crews head north to assist with latest winter storms

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Georgia Power is responding to calls
for help through its mutual assistance network. Utilities in the mid-Atlantic
and Northeast are facing a difficult restoration process following expected
high winds and heavy snow in the region.


       The Georgia Power Storm Center (241 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta) is
WHAT:  open. Please contact Georgia Power media relations to schedule an
       interview in the Storm Center or by telephone.
WHEN:  Crews began travel Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and typically stay one to two
       weeks, depending on needs of both the host and home utility.
       As of Tuesday morning, approximately 200 employees have departed
       various operating headquarters across Georgia. Areas represented by the
WHERE: traveling crews comprise the metro Atlanta area, east, northeast,
       northwest, central and coastal regions of the state. Plans are to
       assist PHI (PEPCO), the electric utility serving the Washington, D.C.,
       The teams will likely stage in Montgomery County, Md., just outside of

The Edison Electric Institute recently honored Georgia Power with its
Emergency Recovery Award and Emergency Assistance Award for extraordinary
storm response efforts in Georgia as well as through multiple deployments to
assist distant utilities during 2012.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the
nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned,
tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves
2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

SOURCE Georgia Power

Contact: Media Relations, +1-404-506-7676 or 1-800-282-1696
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