Just Add Light: Strengthening Georgia’s communities through reliable energy – Georgia Transmission

Just Add Light: Strengthening Georgia’s communities through reliable energy

June 19, 2019

Imagine it: A South Georgia farmer feeding his stable of horses in the late evening, after the sun has set on a hard day’s work. Students arriving in a classroom for their first day of school. Customers stopping by a local coffee shop for a quick cup on their way to work Monday morning. A nearby factory firing on all cylinders, fueling a local community’s economy.

Although it might not be immediately recognizable, there’s a common denominator among all these local scenes: Light. Access to reliable energy is something that some may take for granted, but the act of flipping a switch does more than just add light to our surroundings. For homes and hometowns across Georgia, it adds opportunity and productivity that illuminate ideas and innovation.

At Georgia Transmission, we’re honored to work alongside local EMCs to strengthen communities by providing reliable, affordable energy to more than 4 million people and places across the state.

From classrooms to doctors’ offices, farms to Friday night football fields, we work diligently with local electric cooperatives to help bring energy to businesses and residents. We do it to foster long-term prosperity, helping people maintain a high quality of life and ensuring opportunities for strong economic success.

Take a moment and go back to the beginning of this story. Imagine all of those places again, but this time, think of what they were like before someone flipped on the light switch.

We’re proud that for millions of Georgians — including families, first responders, business owners, students, teachers, physicians and more — we’re able to help keep the lights on. Today and every day, we remain committed to serving local EMCs and their customers to make sure they can add light to their communities.