Power outages are not only inconvenient, but they also handicap businesses and public services. Our teams use two-way digital technology to monitor infrastructure, identify problems and often solve them remotely. These innovations include fault detectors, remote-operated switches and lightning arestors that quickly restore power and prevent outages.
Using an aircraft-mounted sensor, including light detection and ranging technology (LiDar), we survey our 3,000 miles of lines and verify that they are functioning correctly.
Delta Power Line Tower Design
We introduced an industry-leading design for 500-kilovolt power line towers. The Delta design makes it safer to repair live wires, reduces insulator damage and allows for narrower rights of way.
Static VAR Compensator
Built in 2008 to reduce the risk of blackouts in North Georgia, it detects and corrects voltage problems that can occur when power is transmitted long distances to areas with few local power plants.
X-ray Splice Inspection
Our teams use X-ray to inspect the places where two lines connect. Because the connections are not externally visible, this ensures successful splices and helps prevent future outages.
Your safety around our facilities is our top priority. Help us keep you and our teammates safe by following a few basic guidelines — never enter a substation, call 811 before you dig or work near overhead power lines, and assume that any power line is an energized line. To ensure your safety, it’s always important to stay a minimum of 20 feet away from high-voltage transmission lines. If you see a downed power line, stay as far away as possible (at least 20 feet!) and call 911. If you see a fire at a substation, call 911 and do not approach! By working together, we’ll all stay safe and ensure that our communities have the reliable electric power needed to thrive.
Georgia Transmission is prepared. We rigorously review our security and response protocols to actively defend the state’s power grid from any threat that would impact reliability. We collaborate with local EMCs, other industry partners, and federal and state regulators to manage a secure and dynamic power grid that can reroute electricity quickly, if outages occur due to severe weather, an attack or other destructive forces.