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Georgia Power Outages Almost Fixed

UPDATE: September 27: The number of customers still without power in Georgia are 363, representing a total of 64 Active Outages. Power has been restored to nearly the almost 1.2 million Georgia customers who lost electricity after Irma.

From Georgia Power’s outage map, as of today, they are working on 75 active outages which affect 991 customers. According to the Atlantic Journal Constitution, four days after Tropical Storm Irma hit metro Atlanta, there are more Georgia Power customers without power in DeKalb County than anywhere else in the state. In neighboring Florida the huge loss of power from Irma has sparked the debate of whether to bury all the above ground lines of the electric grid to protect electricity in severe weather events. The Climate Institute in Washington D.C. has studied HVDC (underground high voltage direct current) and you can read their proposal for an underground grid connecting renewable energy supplies to the continental U.S.

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