Georgia Power's Learning Power program reaches 100,000 students

Mon Mar 4, 2013 4:28pm EST

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ATLANTA,  March 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced that
100,000 students in  Georgia  have now been instructed through the company's
Learning Power program. Learning Power is a statewide education initiative
designed to bring energy education into classrooms. Eleven Georgia Power
education coordinators work throughout the state teaching the Learning Power
curriculum to elementary, middle, and high school students through in-class
field trips at no cost to schools.  

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"We are extremely proud to have reached this important milestone in our
program," said  Michele Wagner, Georgia Power's director of energy efficiency.
"This underscores our commitment to helping improve overall academic achievement
for children in  Georgia  while providing information to help them and their
families use energy wisely."  

The Learning Power program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) subjects. The company's goal is to improve academic achievement, help
create well-informed future energy purchasers, and build awareness around
careers in the electric utility industry.  

Teachers throughout the state have been extremely receptive to the program,
noting that it provides a needed break from the norm and exposure to resources
and activities that aren't typically accessible in the classroom. In addition to
offering in-class field trips, the company recently introduced an energy
efficiency storybook, "Joining the Watt Squad." The book teaches younger
students about energy efficiency and using energy more wisely.

To learn more about the Learning Power program, visit  

B-roll footage from a recent Georgia Power reading session is also available for
download via the Path Fire server, at  

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's
largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying
utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million
customers in all but four of  Georgia's 159 counties.


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