Georgia Power celebrates fifth anniversary of Commercial Energy Efficiency program

ATLANTA, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its signature Commercial Energy Efficiency program in 2016.  Since its launch in 2011, the program has helped thousands of business and commercial customers save money and energy through consultations and resources with additional rebates for incorporating energy efficiency improvements. 2015 was the program's most successful year yet with more than $12 million in rebates issued to Georgia businesses and customers reducing total energy use by more than 307 million kilowatt hours – enough energy to power a 50-inch plasma TV continuously for more than 70,000 years.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is working to be one of the most sustainable airports in the world through initiatives including upgrading thousands of its taxiway fixtures to energy-efficient LEDs. Georgia Power presented the airport with a nearly $46,000 rebate check in September 2015.


The Krystal® Company, known as the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South, upgraded lighting fixtures at 55 restaurants to energy-efficient LEDs in an effort to improve customer experience and be more sustainable.  Georgia Power presented Krystal with a $64,000+ rebate check in October 2015.

"A consistent focus on energy efficiency in facility improvements, even minor adjustments, can yield substantial savings for large customers," said Michele Wagner, energy efficiency director for Georgia Power. "The Commercial Energy Efficiency program has been so successful in just a short period because of its thoughtful combination of resources and rebates as well as customized programs with personalized service."

Organizations and companies which have engaged in the Commercial Energy Efficiency program are broad and diverse. Customers enjoying energy savings through the program include AT&T, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta, Kroger, the University of Georgia and Walmart. Some of the most popular energy efficiency upgrades include new construction lighting and lighting retrofits, energy efficient HVAC systems and upgrading to LED refrigerated case lighting.

Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency program offers educational resources and rebates to all commercial customers including school systems, universities, hospitals, museums and many more. To learn more about saving energy and money with Georgia Power, visit

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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 2.5 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.   Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 

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