Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Just the facts about Georgia Transmission

​​Fact: To lower the cost of power for their customers during an oil crisis, Georgia's customer-owned electric cooperatives pooled their resources and created in 1974 a statewide power generation and electric transmission co-op. Georgia Transmission emerged in 1997 when Oglethorpe Power was divided into three companies.
Get the facts »

 In the News

​Sheffield Updates FERC on Bulk Power System Initiatives
Read the story >

Georgia Trend Names GTC a 2015 Best Place to Work
Read the story >

Georgia Transmission Works to Protect Rare, Native Fish
Read the story >

 ‭(Hidden)‬ In the News - search




 Reliable Electricity

Managing the grid for 4.2 million Georgians and
​getting it ready for millions more

You don't have to be a large company to play a significant role in the lives of millions. With only a few hundred employees, we plan, build and maintain high-voltage power lines and substations that keep 38 electric membership cooperatives and about 4.2 million Georgians in business. We work with other major utilities to jointly plan and operate the state's power grid of 17,500 miles of transmission lines. We build up to 100 miles of new facilities each year. And we inspect and protect our 3,100 miles of power lines and substations – all in an effort to make outages as rare as possible for EMC customers at home, work and play.

GTC Works with Communities

GTC takes a respectful and reasonable approach with property owners and community leaders.

Watch the video »

Underground Transmission Lines

GTC explains why high-voltage power lines are rarely installed underground.

Watch the video »