Plant Bowen Update
ATLANTA, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has confirmed an incident
at the company's Plant Bowen facility in Cartersville. Mid-afternoon on April
4, Unit 2 was beginning a maintenance outage and experienced an explosion, the
cause of which is still under investigation.
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All employees, including full-time staff and contractors, have been accounted
for and no serious injuries have been reported. Georgia Power is working with
local first responders to ensure the safety of all employees at the facility,
as well as evaluating and containing any damage to the facility. This incident
presents no danger to the community. All of the plant's four units are
currently offline, pending the conclusion of the investigation.
Although the plant's four units are currently offline, the incident will not
interrupt service to customers. Georgia Power has contingencies in place to
ensure the highest levels of service and reliability.
As one of the largest generating facilities in Georgia Power's system, with a
rated power output of more than 3,000 megawatts from its four coal-fired
generating units, Plant Bowen is located nine miles west of Cartersville off
of US Hwy 113 on more than 3,000 acres in Bartow County.
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.
CONTACT: Georgia Power Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800) 282-1696
/PRNewswire -- April 4, 2013 /
SOURCE Georgia Power
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