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Utilities

From pipelines to trunk lines, our utilities keep business running

More of what you need. When you need it. 

Georgia-based businesses can grow with confidence, knowing that the utilities they need are readily available and can quickly ramp-up to meet growing demands. Energy-intensive industries can plug into a modern transmission and distribution network and power their processes with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. Industrial facilities that rely on natural gas can tap into a wide distribution network served by four interstate pipelines. Mission critical technology facilities can connect with an abundant telecommunications network that includes the intersection of two of the country’s largest fiber trunk lines.

Electricity

Flip the switch with confidence in Georgia. Here, you’ll have access to abundant and affordable power that you can count on. Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, serves customers with a reliable network powered by almost 15,300 MW of generating capacity from a diverse mix of fuel sources. Businesses of all sizes will enjoy a healthier bottom line in Georgia. Here, you'll find electricity rates that are lower than the national average, with pricing programs to meet the changing needs of your business as it grows.SolarEnergy-intensive businesses can rely on systems designed for high-density loads that include several layers of redundancy and network power distribution systems. Competitive rates for large customers include marginally priced rates and real-time pricing options. 

If your business will be building a new facility and expect to have a connected load of 900 kilowatts (kW) or more, you may get to choose your electric provider through a competitive bid process known as Customer Choice. Additional electric providers in our state include Electric Cities of Georgia, representing municipalities, and Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative, representing 41 cooperatives.

Reduce the environmental impact of your business with our state’s sustainable energy initiatives. Georgia Power is a leader in renewable energy, with fuel sources that include hydro, solar and wind. In addition to green energy purchase options, we’ve partnered with military bases on three 30 MW solar plants and have plans for up to 500 new solar projects through our Advanced Solar Initiative. Southern Company is also helping businesses prepare for the future through the Energy Innovation Center. At this Atlanta facility, our team works with partners to help bring better, more reliable and efficient energy to the U.S., and to answer the energy industry’s most pressing issues—like electric battery storage, electric car technology, and the role of big data in our lives.

Natural Gas PipelineNatural Gas

Businesses fueled by natural gas can tap into a greater supply at lower costs in Georgia. Our state’s natural gas market, served by four interstate pipelines, is deregulated. A competitive market with a lot of supply gives you lower cost options.

Georgia is home to the Southeast’s largest natural gas distribution utility, Atlanta Gas Light. They don’t sell directly to customers, but operate and maintain the extensive infrastructure that delivers gas to customers of certified natural gas marketers. In the last nine years, they’ve invested more than $2 billion in their infrastructure to make sure their low cost energy is efficient and reliable. 

TelecomTelecom Fiber

Connect to a powerful network of services in Georgia’s highly competitive telecom market. Your company will have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing a provider in our state, home to 16 of the nation’s 21 largest telecommunications companies, including several from the FORTUNE 500 list: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Two of the nation’s largest fiber routes cross in downtown Atlanta, which is one reason the metro Atlanta region ranks in the top five U.S. markets for total bandwidth and fiber access. Atlanta also possesses a core IP peering node – which you’ll only find in a small handful of U.S. cities.