A glance at how power gets to you, what transmission power lines look like and other general information.
Understanding the effects that growing population and energy use have on the system, and steps taken to keep our fluorescent light more dependable than sunlight.
Power line safety tips are provided, including information on a law that requires people to call the Utility Protection Center at least three days before doing work within 10 feet of a high-voltage line.
Our policy statement on EMF and a link to the National Institutes of Health’s booklet on the issue.
Why distribution power lines are commonly built underground, and transmission lines are not.
Eminent domain is used infrequently. See the latest statistics and learn what procedures we follow.
See how we protect the environment when building, and what we’re doing to protect the state’s cultural sites, wildlife, endangered species and more. Apply today for a grant for improving habitat in a right of way.
Answers to other frequently asked questions.
Power plant to light socket at nearly 186,000 miles per second
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What our transmission power lines look like
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Wires, insulators, cable TV lines and more
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Oglethorpe Power Corp.
Georgia System Operations Corp.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Rural Utilities Service
Electric Power Research Institute