Georgia Electric Companies
Georgia has high energy consumption and has many power companies producing electricity for state residents and industries. Most of them generate electricity from natural gas, the most powerful being the Jack McDonough, McIntosh, and Thomas A Smith plants. Two nuclear plants, Plant Vogtle and Plant Hatch, produce more than 4,100 Mw of electricity. Georgia also has coal-fired power plants, the largest of which are comparable to natural gas plants.
There are three types of utility companies in Georgia. These are government-owned utilities, investor-owned utilities, and customer-owned utilities (electric cooperatives). Georgia Power Company is the largest investor-owned electric utility. Georgia Power Company supplies power to more than 2.5 million residents, owns and operates many power plants and sells wholesale power to several municipalities and electric cooperatives. Georgia has many small retail electric companies that sell electricity or provide electrical services to residents of the state.
Despite the fact that solar power accounts for only 3% of all electricity in Georgia, solar power has been growing rapidly in recent years. The ten most powerful solar power plants produce more than 100 megawatts of electricity each. Approximately one-tenth of all solar electricity is produced by small (up to 1 megawatt) solar power plants located on rooftops or next to homes. When installing solar panels, it is very important to choose a good electric company that will install a quality solar power plant. There are many electric companies in Georgia that install solar panels, the best known are Global Solar Energy, Alternative Energy Southeas, and Solar Plus.
|3||City Electric Supply|
|6||Georgia Public Service Commission|
|10||Gorman & Gorman Electric|
|11||GreyStone Power Corporation|
|13||Interstate Electric Supply|
|16||Mayer Electric Supply|
|20||Mr. Dee's Electric Service|
|22||North American Electric Reliability Corporation|
|23||Pat Murphy Electric|
|26||Ritch Electric Company|
|27||Savannah Solar Co|
|35||Wilson Electric Company|