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Small Business

Small
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Sizing Up the Best Rate for Your Business

No matter how small your business is, providing you with safe, reliable, low-cost electricity is important. Customers on our Small Business rates use less than
30 kW of energy and typically are mom-and-pop grocery stores or restaurants, gas stations, small churches, boutiques or other small commercial stores in a shopping center.

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Processing Service

What type of business do you have?

Processing Service

Do you provide processing service to individually-owned farms? (Example - ginning cotton)

Processing Service

Does at least 85% of your annual kWh consumption occur during the billing months of October-May? (Examples: Grain Mill or Oil Production)

Processing Service

Does at least 80% of your annual kWh consumption occur in any six consecutive month period? (Example: Onion storage)

Processing Service

Is this service plan for irrigation?

Processing Service

Is this an individually-owned farm used in the production of livestock, poultry or other agricultural products?

Processing Service

Are you a temporary customer less than 12 months?

Agricultural Service Rate

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Seasonal Agricultural Service A

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Seasonal Agricultural Service B

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Irrigation Off-Peak Service

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Farm Service

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School meter

Is the account less than 3,000 kWh per month and less than 30 kW demand?

More than one shift

Does the account operate more than one shift? (HUD greater than 220)?

After 1986

Was the school built after January 1, 1986?

After 1986

Is the demand greater than 80 kW?

After 1986

Has the school been substantially reconstructed so that all heating and cooling has been replaced since January 1, 1986 and there is no incandescent lighting in significant well-used areas?

School Load Management

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School Service

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Biz meter

Do you have a total demand of 10,000 kW and an annual billing load factor of not less than 75%?

Biz agercy

Are you a Government Agency or Institution with a total demand of 6,000 kW?

Biz agercy

Will you be adding significant demands and kWh's and your total demand is 5,000 kW or greater?

Biz agercy

Do you have 2 or more accounts with a total demand of 1,000 kW or greater?

Biz agercy

Will you be adding significant demands and kWh's and your total demand is 250 kW or greater?

Power and Light - High Load Factor

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Full Use Service to Government Institutions

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Real Time Pricing - Hour Ahead

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Multiple Load Management

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Real Time Pricing- Day Ahead

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seasonal usage

In general, do you operate more than 1 to 1.5 shifts? (Is HUD greater than approximately 300?)

seasonal usage

Is summer demand less than 80 kw

seasonal usage

Is summer demand less than 1,000 kw

seasonal usage

Is your usage seasonal?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 30 kW and less than 3,000 kWhs per month?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 31kW in the summer or less than 49 kW in the winter?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 525 kW in the summer or less than 832 kW in the winter?

Eight Hour shift

Does your account operate less than one 8-hour shift? (HUD less than 220)?

Optional General Service

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General Service

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Power and Light Small

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Power and Light Medium

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Power and Light Large

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Time of Use - Energy Only

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Time of Use - General Service Demand

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Time of Use - Special Service Demand

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For general questions about pricing terms, please check out our Glossary or FAQs.


General Service

For smaller customers that use less than 3,000 kWh monthly and have a maximum demand of 30 kW or less.


Flatbill (Flat-5)

For customers that have been in their current business the previous 12 months and use less than 3,000 kWh monthly and have a maximum 30-minute measured demand of less than 30 kW.


Optional General Service

For all temporary service less than 12 months, recurring seasonal operations, or full-year usage that is sporadic or unusual.


Power and Light – Small

For customers with a maximum demand of less than 30 kW. The Power and Light rates (PL Small, PL Medium and PL Large) are the most common among Georgia Power's commercial and industrial customers. Additional understanding on Power & Light information


Time of Use – Energy OnlyAdditional TOU Information

For smaller customers that have shorter hours of operation or the ability to shift usage away from the summer peak period of 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays, June - September.


Unmetered Devices

For accounts that use less than 3,000 kWh monthly, have a maximum 30-minute measured demand of less than 30 kW, and do not require the installation of metering equipment and service drops, such that the monthly energy and demand may be estimated by Georgia Power. These accounts (defined under the North American Classification System) must be classified as:

  • NAICS 515 for industries in the broadcasting (except Internet) subsector.
  • NAICS 517 for industries in the telecommunications subsector.
  • NAICS 518 for industries in the Internet service providers, Web search portals, and data processing services subsector.

Most Small Business customers are on the following rates:

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