"Atlanta is a city of about 5.5 million people who use electricity for most everything they do every day. Using natural gas, this plant can produce more electricity with less emissions." - Tony Tramonte, Georgia Power's Plant McDonough-Atkinson
In 2011, Georgia Power converted this power plant to run on natural gas. The result? The plant emits 50% fewer carbon emissions, while providing reliable electricity to more than 600,000 homes.
Utilities across the country are following Georgia Power's lead. Learn more about Georgia Power's decision to use more natural gas.
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In 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that CO2 emissions from our nation's power sector were at their lowest level in 20 years. This coincided with greater use of natural gas to generate electricity.LEARN MORE
Southern Company, like many other American electric utilities, strives to deliver reliable, clean and affordable energy to their customers. So it's no surprise the utility has increased its energy production from natural gas from about 11% in 2005 to 45% today.LEARN MORE