Georgia’s electric grid expected to hold strong despite extreme temperatures, high energy use

Georgia’s electric grid is strong and delivering reliable electric service as designed, and that is expected to be the case moving forward. Electric cooperatives and their generation and transmission partners are confident in their preparedness for situations such as extreme temperatures. Our collaborative planning and operations are focused on reliability, redundancy and resilience to mitigate any service disruptions.

Extreme Heat WarningElectric cooperatives, including Coastal Electric, use a diverse portfolio of resources that provides for a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective supply of energy for their members. Additionally, energy in Georgia and across the Southeast is interconnected, meaning Georgia utilities benefit from strong relationships with utilities in neighboring states resulting in mutual support when needed.

Our members can be assured that Georgia’s electric grid is stable and strategies are in place to maintain uninterrupted electric service. However, members can reduce the impact on their electric bills during extreme conditions by using the following individual energy conservation tips:

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Replace air filters.
  • Use LED light bulbs.
  • Avoid the oven and, instead, grill outdoors.
  • Use large appliances (washers, dryers, etc.) between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., when the higher demand for electricity has subsided.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights.
  • Keep shades and curtains closed to keep the cool in and the heat out.
  • Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into the home.

For more info or ways to save, contact Coastal Electric Cooperative Energy Advisor Jason Smith at (912) 880-2232 or

Home Energy Savings Guide (PDF)

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