Georgia Power Wins Award for Restoring Power to Puerto Rico

Georgia Power Co., a subsidiary of PowerWright’s client, Southern Company, is being recognized by a national association of investor-owned electric companies for its contributions to power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico last year following Hurricane Maria.

The Atlanta-based utility is receiving the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Emergency Assistance Award for its help after the devastating Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico last September, leaving all of the island’s residents without power and damaging at least 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s energy grid.

Georgia Power was among the mainland U.S. utilities that provided mutual assistance to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

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