Georgia Power to acquire 250 megawatts of wind energy from leading developer EDP Renewables

 Georgia Power to acquire 250 megawatts of wind energy from leading developer
                                EDP Renewables

Move part of company's ongoing commitment to long-term, diverse energy mix

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 22, 2013

ATLANTA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Georgia Power announced today that it
has entered into an agreement with EDP Renewables North America that will add
wind energy to the company's diverse energy portfolio.

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Through the contracts, Georgia Power will source 250 megawatts (MW) of
cost-effective wind energy from EDP's wind farms in southwest Oklahoma. The
wind energy purchased through these contracts will provide enough electricity
at peak to power more than 50,000 Georgia homes.

"We are continuously evaluating energy options that provide the best overall
economic value to our customers," said Paul Bowers, president and CEO of
Georgia Power. "Adding wind energy to our generation mix underscores our
commitment to a diverse portfolio that offers clean, safe, reliable,
sustainable and low-cost electricity for years to come."

Georgia Power will begin receiving the wind power on January 1, 2016. This
agreement is expected to deliver cost savings to Georgia Power customers over
the life of the contract and is the latest step in Georgia Power's ongoing
effort to procure renewable energy in the most cost-effective manner for
customers.

Georgia Power has consistently pursued economic opportunities to grow its
renewable portfolio and this measure complements existing renewable resources
that are currently in place. Earlier this year, the company introduced the
Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) which will contract for up to
210 MW of solar capacity through long-term purchase power agreements with
Georgia Power customers and solar developers, likely creating the largest
voluntarily developed solar portfolio from an investor-owned utility. The
GPASI complements the company's existing solar resources, which include
leading-edge research and demonstration projects and a 50 megawatt Large Scale
Solar program already in place. In addition, the company's fleet includes more
than 1,200 MW of renewable generation sources including hydro, biomass and
landfill methane gas.

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

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