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Georgia Power Partners with U.S. Army Garrison Eisenhower for Resiliency and to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, is partnering with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Eisenhower as a part of a $72 million utility energy service contract (UESC) to increase the energy efficiency of the 55,000-acre military installation located near Augusta, Ga. The UESC, which is the largest such contract in Georgia Power’s history, will leverage the utility’s knowledge of lighting systems, mechanical and controls systems, on-site generation and water conservation to reduce the carbon footprint by focusing on three key areas – energy efficiency, resiliency and greenhouse gas reduction.

A utility energy service contract is a limited-source acquisition between a federal agency and serving utility for energy management services to improve the overall efficiency of buildings and mechanical equipment at a location. The improvements, coordinated by Georgia Power and fellow Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure, are expected to reduce energy costs at Fort Eisenhower by $6 million annually. The project is expected to take approximately two years with an expected completion date in the first quarter of 2026.

The key improvement for Fort Eisenhower is the replacement of an aging diesel generation infrastructure with new natural gas generation. The upgraded generation will be funded through energy savings from lighting retrofits, heating and air conditioning replacement and water conservation.

This investment is in addition to the broader utility privatization contract with Georgia Power serving as the owner of Fort Eisenhower's electric utility system. Accelerating electric framework investments under this contract serves to address the evolving energy needs of Fort Eisenhower while also reducing its carbon footprint.

“We are extremely happy to be partnering with Georgia Power for this project,” said Col. Reginald K. Evans, U.S. Army Garrison Eisenhower Commander. “Replacing Fort Eisenhower’s aging diesel powered generators with natural gas systems is a huge step toward reducing the installation’s carbon footprint, in addition to the energy savings from the numerous other conservation measures planned.”

"We are grateful for this partnership with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Eisenhower as we work toward furthering the energy efficiency at the installation and lessening the carbon footprint," said Latanza Adjei, senior vice president and chief customer officer for Georgia Power. "Collaborative efforts such as this are essential for creating a sustainable energy future and align with our commitment to our customers and communities.”

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