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Georgia Power storefront opens in new interactive Junior Achievement facility



Georgia Power storefront opens in new interactive Junior Achievement facility

Exhibit offers students real-world exposure to business, finance, and careers

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2013

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the
opening of its storefront in the new Junior Achievement Chick-fil-A Foundation
Discovery Center located within the Georgia World Congress Center. The
storefront provides a dynamic learning experience including interactive
displays and demonstrations designed to educate students on the power
industry. Elements integrated into the storefront include energy generation
and the power grid, energy efficiency, Georgia Power careers and customer
programs such as My Power Usage, an online tool which helps customers better
manage their energy costs.

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Georgia Power's participation in the Discovery Center is part of a three-year
partnership with Junior Achievement and underscores the longstanding
relationship between the company and the organization.

"Georgia Power is pleased to be a part of the new Discovery Center in
Atlanta," said Pedro Cherry, vice president of community and economic
development for Georgia Power and board member of Junior Achievement of
Georgia. "This innovative approach to fiscal and business education will serve
the children of metro Atlanta well and help develop a future workforce that
will be ready to successfully manage personal finances, identify
entrepreneurial opportunities and allow Georgia to compete globally."

The Discovery Center is part of a larger Junior Achievement initiative for
metro Atlanta students consisting of a four-week classroom curriculum
culminating with real-world simulations at the center.  The Discovery Center
includes two interactive venues: JA Finance Park, presented by SunTrust, where
students experience their personal financial futures, including job, income,
education and family scenarios, and JA BizTown, a simulated macro-economy
where students can take on the roles of employee, taxpayer and consumer.

In partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton
County Schools and Marietta City Schools, the experience is expected to serve
more than 30,000 middle school students annually beginning in September. For
more information about Junior Achievement Georgia and the Discovery Center,
visit www.georgia.ja.org. 

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 www.GeorgiaPower.com
and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and
Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).

 

SOURCE Georgia Power

Website: http://www.georgiapower.com
Contact: Georgia Power Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800) 282-1696,
www.georgiapower.com
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