Renewable energy is a term used to describe energy generated from natural resources that replenish naturally over time such as sunlight, wind and rivers.
Georgia Power generates more than 1,100 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, representing about 7 percent of its generating capacity. Including nuclear energy, the company produces more than 25 percent of its energy from clean resources. Given the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy, Georgia Power is working to add additional capacity.
Currently, Georgia Power has long-term contracts for more than 85 MW of capacity from independently-operated renewable generation sources. The company is committed to evaluating all possible resources to generate clean, safe and reliable power for its customers.
Learn how Georgia Power is utilizing renewable energy sources.
As an entirely renewable, emissions-free energy source, solar energy meets energy needs, while allowing us to harness the energy from the sun.
Fourteen lakes lie behind Georgia Power dams, generating safe, inexpensive and renewable electricity. Our hydroelectric facilities have been providing power for nearly a century.
One of Georgia Power's renewable energy sources, biomass energy, is derived from using leftovers from tree-thinning activities (wood chips, dead trees, branches) as fuel.
In an effort to better manage the methane gas found in municipal landfills, Georgia Power has begun utilizing the gas to produce power.
In an effort to evaluate additional green energy sources, Southern Company and Georgia Power continue to study to determine the effectiveness of wind usage for power generation.
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