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Stream Live as Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Award $100,000   to the Top Two Sustainable Solutions Presented at Ocean Exchange

Stream Live as Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Award $100,000 to the Top Two Sustainable Solutions Presented at Ocean Exchange

The Ocean Exchange Event, which takes place October 11 - 13 is without a doubt, the leading and most future thinking showcase of innovative solutions. These revolutionary solutions are the brainchildren of the world’s most renowned scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and students. Prior to the event in October, Ocean Exchange selected the top 10 most exciting solutions from different pioneers in the field of sustainability, creating the 10 finalists. These acclaimed companies will present and start up groundbreaking technologies that will bring real world value to these sustainable solutions. Seven, out of the ten finalists, have found unique ways to harness energy through sustainable means.


Proposed Georgia $7.9 Million Pipeline Project Will Take Almost 300 Years to Break Even

It will take close to 300 years to recover the $7,890,000 that it will cost to build a 57,500 foot six inch high pressure steel pipeline based on projected annual revenues of $27,800 between 2015 and 2019, while the pipeline’s useful life is 60 years.  The project’s total cost, including financing is $10,433,269, and the cost- benefit ratio was calculated at 0.0176.  According to Atlanta Gas Light Company’s application the pipeline will be built in Appling County which “is expected to experience growth of approximately six households per year between 2015 and 2019,” and there is no guarantee that any of the households will use natural gas.


What the Southern Company Acquisition of AGLR Really Means


The announcement last month of Southern Company’s acquisition of Atlanta Gas Light Resources (“AGLR”) is more significant than two very large utility companies merging.  This transaction will have long term impacts on Georgia ratepayers and the utility industry.  First, ratepayers should anticipate applications for significant rate increases to be filed in 2016 by Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC’s last rate case was in 2010) .  Second, the purchase of AGLR signals Southern Company’s plans to rely on natural gas for its generation needs for the long term.  Finally, say good-bye to more expensive nuclear development, although Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will be completed.


Georgia Power marks groundbreaking of SUBASE Kings Bay solar project

Leadership from the Department of the Navy, Georgia Power and the Georgia Public Service Commission break ground on a new 30 megawatt solar generation facility at Naval Submarine (SUBASE) Base Kings Bay near St. Marys, Georgia. The SUBASE Kings Bay solar project is the fourth on-base military project started by Georgia Power this year.Leadership from Georgia Power and the Department of the Navy (DON) joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) Kings Bay near St. Marys, Georgia to mark the start of construction of the company's newest on-base solar facility. The 30 megawatt (MW) AC solar generation facility is the fourth large-scale solar project with the military started by Georgia Power this year, joining three other 30 MW facilities currently under construction at U.S. Army bases Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart and Fort Benning.


Georgia Power's East Region receives STEM Education Award from Technology Association of Georgia

Georgia Power announced that the company's East Region has received a 2015 STEM Education Award in the Corporate Outreach category from the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative.  The STEM Education Awards were created to recognize and celebrate outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, education in Georgia.


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