Georgia Power distributes energy efficiency kits with local food banks statewide this holiday season
Company provides 9,000+ energy efficiency kits help Georgians save money and energy

ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is partnering with the Georgia Food Bank Association this holiday season to distribute more than 9,000 energy efficiency kits across the state. Boxed kits include a refrigerator thermometer, LED light bulb, window insulation materials, an advanced power strip that eliminates standby power and other energy efficiency tools.

Through a partnership with the Georgia Food Bank Association, Georgia Power is helping families across Georgia save money and energy. The company is distributing more than 9,000 boxed energy efficiency kits including a variety of energy efficiency tools and information in local communities.

"This partnership with our state's food banks is just one of the ways that we work to help our customers manage their energy and save money," said Michele Wagner, director of energy efficiency for Georgia Power. "Temperatures drop and energy usage increases during the holidays, making it a great time to focus on creating an energy efficient home for the entire year using the tools in this kit." 

The Georgia Food Bank Association assisted the company with distribution of the kits to regional food banks to benefit local communities. Food banks from Dalton to Atlanta to Savannah received the energy efficiency kits.

"Georgia Food Bank Association's partnership with Georgia Power ensures a statewide reach to the eight regional food banks," said Danah Craft, Executive Director for Georgia Food Bank Association. "The donation of thousands of energy efficiency kits provides tools and resources to bring down energy costs which will save money for our clients and make a difference in their lives."     

Saving Money Year Round
Georgia Power brings customers the latest in energy efficient products and programs year round, including in-store events with retailers, energy efficiency rebates and incentives and services including a free online energy checkup and in-home energy audits. Georgia Power customers can also use the My Power Usage program, a free service connected to Georgia Power online accounts, to track their day-to-day energy use online, project their monthly bill and stay within a set energy budget by signing up for account notices.

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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 and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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