Case Study | November 19, 2008

Georgia Power Plant Yates, USA

Source: Beamex

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Case Study: Georgia Power Plant Yates, USA

Southern Company is a super-regional energy company with nearly 39,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the southeast United States. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Southern Company supplies energy to a 120,000 square-mile service territory spanning most of Georgia and Alabama, southeastern Mississippi, and the panhandle region of Florida. FORTUNE magazine has named Southern Company "the most admired" electric and gas utility in America for the last three years. Southern Company is currently ranked number 178 on the latest FORTUNE 500 listing of the largest U. S. corporations. Southern Company reported earnings of $1.47 billion in 2003. The company has approximately 26,000 employees.

Southern Company is the parent firm of Georgia Power. One of the generating plants is Georgia Power's Plant Yates. Units 1 through 5 at Plant Yates are some of Georgia Power's oldest fossil-fuel power plants. The plant has seven generating units, with a total capacity of 1,250 megawatts. When Yates was completed in 1952, it was the largest steam generating plant in Georgia. Over the years, Plant Yates has been maintained to increase reliability, sustain efficiency and keep its operations compatible with increasingly strict environmental standards.

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Case Study: Georgia Power Plant Yates, USA

SOURCE: Beamex

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