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Georgia Power donates $50,000 to Provide Relief to Workers Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

"We believe in helping our neighbors. We hope this partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia will help provide some peace of mind during this time."

Originally Published by Southern Company.

The Georgia Power Foundation today announced a $50,000 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia to help provide support to furloughed and unpaid federal workers and contractors in Georgia impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Through the fund, impacted families can ask for assistance by submitting a request to Each email request should include the following:

  • requestor's name
  • contact information (address, email and phone number)
  • brief summary of situation

A St. Vincent de Paul Georgia caseworker will reach out within 24 working hours. Questions regarding assistance through the newly-established fund can also be submitted to

"At Georgia Power, we believe in helping our neighbors. We understand the shutdown may have affected federal workers, contractors and their families across the state," said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO. "We hope this partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia will help provide some peace of mind during this time."

Georgia Power offers assistance options year-round for families who need help paying their bill. For more on payment arrangements and to learn more about other agencies that offer assistance, visit

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, respecting the dignity of each person, works to bring hope and help to those in need so they may achieve stability and move toward self-sufficiency. The non-profit organization runs many programs benefitting citizens across the state including Family Support Centers in North and Central Georgia, benefits screenings, direct aid support and more.

Since 1883, Georgia Power has remained steadfast in its mission to improve the same communities it calls home for its customers, employees, neighbors and friends. Through the years, Georgia Power and its employees and retirees have poured themselves into enriching the environment and prosperity of Georgia's communities. In fact, the company's total community impact totaled $21 million last year. Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. invested more than $16.2 million in communities and nonprofit organizations across the state. Additionally, Georgia Power employees and retirees donated nearly 150,000 hours in volunteer services – valued at more than $3.5 million.

For more on Georgia Power's community efforts, visit

The Conversation

Southern Company Announces Management Changes

"These organizational changes reflect Southern Company's commitment to the leadership development of our employees in support of our long-term business objectives."

Originally Published by Southern Company.

Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning on Dec. 19announced changes to the company's management, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

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Gulf Power 'SHINES' the Light on Latest Smart Home Technology

The SHINES project installs a battery on the utility's side of the meter to control when and how much solar is sent to the grid.

Self-driving cars are becoming a reality. Hot on their bumpers are homes that self-drive the demand for and storage of renewable energy.

Two of Gulf Power's west Pensacola customers testing "SHINES"(Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar photovoltaic (PV) now have fully integrated battery energy storage systems and a local controller working to make their homes two of the smartest along Florida's Gulf Coast.

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Southern Company: Making the Season Merry, and Bright

Gulf Power's holiday lighting tips to to save you money and keep your holidays safe.

Originally Published by Southern Company.

Stringing holiday lights inside and outside of your home is as much a holiday tradition as singing carols, baking treats and shopping for that special present for a loved one.

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Southern Company: Project SHARE Makes Helping Neighbors Easy This Holiday Season

Company matches every dollar of customer donations; more than $70 million contributed since 1985.

Originally Published by Southern Company.

Georgia Power is inviting customers to join the company and The Salvation Army to help neighbors and local Georgia communities this winter through the Project SHARE initiative. Project SHARE, established in partnership with The Salvation Army in 1985, was one of the first fuel funds in America and provides assistance for expenses, such as utility bills, housing, food and medical necessities.

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Southern Company: Power Poles Tell the Story of Hurricane Michael's Destruction, Restoration

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Originally Published by Southern Company.

When Hurricane Michael's powerful winds whipped across the eastern Florida Panhandle, very little standing in its path could stand up to the near Category 5 force.

Trees snapped, were flattened or left leafless and leaning. And similar to trees, thousands of power poles splintered or toppled, dragging down miles of power lines with them.

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Southern Company Hosts 2018 Smart Cities Summit

Smart Neighborhood™ initiatives, a research and development project, will provide customers with state-of-the-art home construction, distributed energy resources – including solar and battery energy storage – and smart home appliances and technologies.

Originally Published by Southern Company.

Southern Company served as the host for the KNect365 Smart Cities Summit, Oct. 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Executives from Southern Company, PowerSecure, Georgia Power and Alabama Power were featured among the conference's keynote speeches and panel discussions, including the morning keynote address by Chris Womack, Southern Company Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs.

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