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Regulators Want to Know If Georgia Power Considered a Microgrid for the Atlanta Airport

By District Energy posted 12-21-2017 00:00


Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge


State regulators want to know if Georgia Power had considered a microgrid “for such a critical customer” as the Atlanta airport before this week’s 11-hour electrical outage.

The question was among a series that the staff of the Georgia Public Service Commission sent to the utility this week about the December 17 outage that crippled the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Docket No. 36989)The power outage led to the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights at the world’s busiest airport.

The airport lost power after a fire broke out in a service tunnel under the airport.

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