ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power continues to encourage customers to realize the significant savings possible on summer electric bills by making use of the company's energy efficiency programs and resources. While a home's energy inefficiency can magnify the effects of hot summer weather, increasing energy efficiency can magnify savings. Whether employing simple energy-saving tips and tools or taking advantage of home improvement programs, customers can cut energy waste and lower bills.
Tips, Tools & Resources
Opportunities to increase energy efficiency can appear in everything from replacing inefficient appliances and adding insulation to a range of simple energy-saving practices around the house. Homeowners and renters alike can find tailored tips at www.GeorgiaPower.com/Save, which also includes access to a free Online Energy Checkup and a variety of rebates and incentives for both homes and businesses.
Georgia Power's My Power Usage program, a free service connected to many Georgia Power online accounts, allows customers to track their daily energy use, project their monthly bill, and set daily or monthly usage alerts.
Simple tips focused on savings through the summer heat, include:
$300 million in savings
The company estimates that participating residential customers have saved approximately $300 million in savings over the past five years through Georgia Power's energy efficiency programs, developed in consultation with and approval by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). In terms of an individual's savings, these can range from saving several dollars per month to up to 50% reductions in energy use on some efficiency improvements.
In addition to communicating energy efficiency tips for homeowners, renters and businesses, Georgia Power offers programs such as:
Relief on 2020 summer bills
Just prior to the summer months, the Georgia PSC approved Georgia Power's plan to reduce its fuel rates by 17.2 percent and total billings by approximately $740 million over a two-year period. The implementation of a special interim reduction will provide customers additional relief through even lower fuel rates this summer. The lower fuel rate and special interim reduction will lower the total bill of a typical residential customer using an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours by a total of $10.26 per month from June through September 2020.
Residential customers also benefitted this summer from a one-time $51.5 million credit for customers, also approved by the PSC. A typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours received an $11.29 credit on their June Georgia Power bill.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).
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