Back to school means back to budgeting

                    Back to school means back to budgeting

Georgia Power reminds students that energy efficiency is an easy way to save

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2013

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As hundreds of thousands of students
return to Georgia colleges and universities this fall, Georgia Power reminds
students that being energy efficient in dorm rooms and apartments is an easy
way to keep money in their bank accounts.

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"We understand that most college students keep one eye on their books and
their other eye on their budget," said Michele Wagner, director of energy
efficiency for Georgia Power. "Incorporating energy efficiency into campus
life is an easy way to save money and energy throughout the school year and
also help protect the environment."

Georgia Power reminds college students that:

  oDecorating matters. Decorate with light-colored rugs and window treatments
    to reflect natural light and make sure furniture, curtains, rugs and other
    items don't block air vents.
  oWater leaks add up. Report leaking faucets to your manager or resident
    assistant – one drop of hot water per minute wastes about 60 gallons per
    week (and the energy needed to heat it).
  oLook for the label. Choosing computers, televisions and other electronics
    with the ENERGY STAR®  label will help save money year after year. 
  oLight right. Use smaller lamps with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
    or LEDs to illuminate workspaces like desks and tables.
  oCooking counts. Cooking small portions in the microwave or toaster oven
    generates less heat than a stove or oven and can reduce electrical usage
    for cooking by as much as 80 percent.

Students can also access additional energy-saving tips, account information
and career resources, by visiting

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of
the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer
Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4
million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to
delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the
national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix
that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as
renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as
a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in
overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by
J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit
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SOURCE Georgia Power

Contact: Georgia Power Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800) 282-1696
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