Georgia Power plans to start buying wind power and distributing it to customers in 2016, the latest step by the utility to boost its limited use of renewables.
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BRINGING WIND POWER TO GEORGIA
Georgia Power customers will start getting a small portion of their electricity from wind power in 2016.
The electricity will come from wind turbines in southwest Oklahoma. The electricity they generate will travel over a series of transmission lines that connect the regional grid system to the grid system that powers the Southeast.
The major transmission lines that will connect the two grids are operated by Entergy, a company that owns utilities along the Gulf Coast.