How a Georgia dam is supporting a clean, sustainable energy future

During the hot, dry summers, residents near Georgia Power’s Wallace Dam hear sirens on a fairly regular basis. This is signaling that the power grid is about to get a big jolt of energy – 321 megawatts, in fact.

That kind of wattage provides a near-instant boost to a system that powers air conditioners and much more during the scorching Georgia summers.

Wallace Dam was Georgia Power’s first pumped storage project and the first on the Southern Company system. It’s also one of the first main…


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