Powering Georgia’s Future – Georgia Transmission

Powering Georgia’s Future

Fall 2021:

Agriculture is Georgia’s oldest and largest industry, vital to our state’s economy. According to the Georgia Farm Bureau, one in seven Georgians work in forestry, agriculture or related fields. This crucial industry depends on consistent, reliable energy to operate and grow. As the link between Georgia’s energy generators and 38 of the state’s local EMCs, Georgia Transmission is dedicated to doing our part to keep the barn lights on and irrigation systems powered for our state’s farms and production facilities.

In rural towns and suburban neighborhoods alike, we work with EMCs to proactively plan power line projects to meet energy demands, and regularly maintain and upgrade infrastructure. We see our commitment to local communities of all sizes as an investment in Georgians and our collective future.

This commitment extends beyond our work on the power grid; Georgia Transmission recently kicked off our seventh year of partnership with Tucker Middle School. We host career days and other interactive activities for students, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, including hydroponics and other sustainable energy practices. Our work with Tucker Middle School helped the DeKalb County school become the first middle school in Georgia to earn STEM certification.

To support business, we also take a diligent approach to construction and maintenance that produces cost savings and considers both short- and long-term community and environmental impact. Transparency is a key part of our process; we work with community leaders, as well as property and business owners, to gather feedback in accordance with their local perspective.

When we ensure affordable energy is brought to rural areas, we help ensure Georgia’s farms and rural businesses can achieve success both now and in the years to come.

Summer 2021:

Summer is upon us, and as the days are heating up, so is the work of industries across the state. No matter the temperature, the need for reliable and affordable power remains fundamental to Georgia’s prosperity in education, film and agriculture alike. Community leaders and businesses are helping to orchestrate our state’s continued, quiet emergence from the challenges of the past year, and at Georgia Transmission, we know a lack of reliable power should never be an obstacle to progress. While Georgia’s film industry continues to rebuild and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, Georgia Transmission is committed to keeping the lights on, and air conditioners running, for our state’s movie and television sets.

As a not-for-profit cooperative, we work with local EMCs behind the scenes to ensure electrical power is available at the flip of a switch. By delivering power to EMCs, we work together to meet the unique needs of each community – helping to make stars shine bright on the silver screen. In rural towns and suburban neighborhoods alike, we proactively plan power line projects to meet energy demands and regularly maintain and upgrade infrastructure.

Now more than ever, we remain committed to supporting the state’s film industry as it illuminates once again. We’re proud to play a supporting role in helping to foster economic growth for all Georgians, and we value our partnership with EMCs and each community they serve as we work to build a stronger Georgia, on and off the screen.

Spring 2021:

Georgia’s future is bright — seeing the boundless energy and curiosity that illuminates today’s youth in the classroom, at the ballpark and around the table at homework time is a refreshing reminder that they are the decision-makers of tomorrow. With each lesson plan, homework assignment and coaching session, we are preparing them to lead our state in the coming years with knowledge, wisdom and integrity. At Georgia Transmission, we are committed to doing our part to help power the tools they need to explore their interests and prepare for their futures.

When it comes to education, there have been endless, unexpected challenges that educators and students have navigated and conquered in the past year. As students begin another semester — whether in the classroom or at the kitchen table — we will continue to partner with EMCs to provide reliable energy — helping to add light to inquisitive learning throughout our state.

By delivering power to local Georgia EMCs, we work together to be intentional and thoughtful to meet the unique needs of each community. In rural towns and suburban neighborhoods alike, we help ensure consistent power to businesses and homes by monitoring and analyzing power usage, proactively planning power line projects to meet energy demands, regularly maintaining and upgrading infrastructure and creating multiple redundancies that allow us to reroute the flow of power when necessary.

At Georgia Transmission, we are committed to fostering long-term prosperity for all Georgians and continue serving as the vital link between Georgia’s energy generators and local EMCs.