MEAG opens new training center
Covington, Mansfield and Oxford members of MEAG system
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.