There are a variety of improvement types that will be employed to improve both the distribution and transmission power lines across Georgia Power's grid. Distribution lines help deliver power to your home, while transmission lines carry power over long distances and all across the state. These improvements are designed to help deliver safe, reliable power to our customers. You can learn more about the types of improvements being used as part of Georgia Power's Grid Investment Plan below. To learn more about current Grid projects in your area, use our interactive "Where Are We Working" map.
Electric lines typically located on wood poles next to the street or in your backyard that provide electric service to your house.
Without automated line devices, a problem on the line can cause all customers served by the line to lose power.
By adding automated line devices, outages are automatically isolated to smaller portions of the line so that fewer customers lose power when there’s an issue.
Before Automated Line Device Installation
After Automated Line Device Installation
Without a connection to a nearby line, customers may not have an alternate source of power in the event of an outage.
By adding a connection to a nearby line, power may be rerouted to customers.
Before Adding Connections
After Adding Connections
Some lines are located in areas that are hard to access. In the event of an outage, this can increase the time it takes for a repair crew to get to the line and restore power.
Moving the line closer to the road makes it easier for a repair crew to access the line in the event of an outage and restore power more quickly.
Before Relocating Line
After Relocating Line
Certain lines may benefit from targeted facility, material, and upgrades to improve power reliability.
Before Line Strengthening
After Line Strengthening
Overhead lines in certain areas may be more prone to outages caused by trees contacting lines or vehicular collisions.
Placing targeted portions of overhead lines underground makes lines less prone to outages.
Click here for examples of equipment that may be installed to support undergrounding improvements.
Large electric lines that carry bulk electricity over long distances from one area to another.
Certain transmission lines may benefit from replacing the conductor on the transmission line while generally leaving the existing structures in place.
Before Replacing Wires
After Replacing Wires
Certain transmission lines may benefit from partial or full rebuild. A rebuild would typically include the replacement of all structures and wires.
Before Replacing Wires and Structures
After Replacing Wires and Structures
Certain substations may benefit from replacing aging equipment. Substation improvements could include rebuilding the substation.
Before Substation Improvements
After Substation Improvements