Georgia Power marks 2013 National Nuclear Science Week

            Georgia Power marks 2013 National Nuclear Science Week

Annual celebration highlights nuclear science, builds on robust education
programs at Plants Vogtle and Hatch

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Georgia Power announced today that it
is hosting, and participating in, a series of special local events to mark
National Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013. The annual celebration is
organized to draw attention to all aspects of nuclear science and the vital
role it plays in the lives of Americans, as well as encourage education and
awareness of new nuclear technologies and careers within the industry.

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During the week, representatives from Georgia Power, as well as Southern
Nuclear, will attend various events and panel discussions throughout Augusta,
Ga. and Aiken, S.C. The company is also presenting several educational
opportunities for local students in Augusta and nearby at Plant Vogtle.

  oWorkforce Development Day (Tuesday, Oct. 22): No-cost event for regional
    high school and college students to interact with current nuclear
    professionals, view informative exhibits and learn about careers in
    nuclear energy – from nuclear medicine to emerging technology.
    Registration required. Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., Augusta, Ga. 9 a.m. –
    3 p.m.
  oPlant Vogtle site visits (Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 25): No-cost
    event for local middle and high school students to view the day-to-day
    operations of the facility, ways technology is at work and interact with
    young professionals currently working in the nuclear industry.
    Registration required. 

Georgia Power has a history of focusing on education at both of its nuclear
facilities, Plant Vogtle and Plant Hatch near Baxley. The company reaches
thousands of students and teachers each year through an extensive public
education and engagement program. Since 2007, more than 70,000 people have
learned about nuclear energy through programs and events coordinated by the

To learn more about National Nuclear Science Week visit For more information about events in Georgia and
at Plant Vogtle visit

Nuclear energy continues to thrive in Georgia. The construction of Vogtle
units 3 and 4, among the first new nuclear units to be built in the United
States in three decades, represents a $14 billion capital investment in the
state, creating approximately 5,000 on-site construction jobs and 800
high-paying permanent jobs. When operational, the new units will produce
enough reliable electricity to power 500,000 Georgia homes and businesses.

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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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain information contained in this release is forward-looking information
based on current expectations and plans that involve risks and uncertainties. 
Forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements
concerning capital expenditures, job creation, and future generation. Georgia
Power Company cautions that there are certain factors that can cause actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking information that has
been provided. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on this
forward-looking information, which is not a guarantee of future performance
and is subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which
are outside the control of Georgia Power Company; accordingly, there can be no
assurance that such suggested results will be realized. The following factors,
in addition to those discussed in Georgia Power Company's Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and subsequent securities
filings, could cause actual results to differ materially from management
expectations as suggested by such forward-looking information: the impact of
recent and future federal and state regulatory changes, as well as changes in
application of existing laws and regulations; ability to control costs and
avoid cost overruns during the development and construction of the Plant
Vogtle expansion, to construct facilities in accordance with the requirements
of permits and licenses, and to satisfy any operational and environmental
performance standards; regulatory approvals and actions related to the Plant
Vogtle expansion, including Georgia Public Service Commission approvals,
Nuclear Regulatory Commission actions, and potential U.S. Department of Energy
loan guarantees; the inherent risks involved in operating and constructing
nuclear generating facilities, including environmental, health, regulatory,
natural disaster, terrorism, and financial risks; and the ability of
counterparties of Georgia Power Company to make payments as and when due and
to perform as required. Georgia Power Company expressly disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking information.

SOURCE Georgia Power

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