MEAG opens new train­ing cen­ter

Cov­ing­ton, Mansfield and Ox­ford mem­bers of MEAG sys­tem

The Covington News - - Local News -

The Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tric Author­ity of Ge­or­gia (MEAG Power), a Ge­or­gia whole­sale elec­tric power and trans­mis­sion provider, opened a new trans­mis­sion train­ing fa­cil­ity for op­er­a­tions per­son­nel of its 49 mem­ber com­mu­ni­ties.

The 6,500 square-foot fa­cil­ity in Forsyth will pro­vide train­ing on trans­mis­sion line and sub­sta­tion op­er­a­tions.

The Forsyth cen­ter will also serve as an emer­gency back-up fa­cil­ity in the event of a dis­as­ter in­clud­ing a loss of fa­cil­i­ties at MEAG Power head­quar­ters in At­lanta.

Forsyth was cho­sen as an ideal site lo­cated in the cen­ter of the state for easy ac­cess for the statewide 49 com­mu­ni­ties that re­ceive their elec­tric­ity from MEAG Power. The cen­ter is ad­ja­cent to a live 115,000 volt sub­sta­tion that serves the city of Forsyth.

MEAG Power is a not-for­profit whole­sale elec­tric power sup­plier with 2006 an­nual rev­enues of ap­prox­i­mately $720 mil­lion and de­liv­ered en­ergy of over 10 bil­lion kilo­watt-hours. The cities of Cov­ing­ton, Mansfield and Ox­ford are mem­bers of the MEAG Power sys­tem.

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