Where does power come from?

Covington is what is known as a "distribution utility." It does not generate electricity locally but owns a portion of the electric output of several plants through its membership in the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG). Those plants are Vogtle (nuclear), Hatch (nuclear), Scherer (coal) and Wansley (coal and natural gas).

Covington also purchases electricity from the Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA) which operates hydro-electric plants at Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier, Lake Russell and West Point Lake.

Power from all of these sources is brought to Covington through the state's Integrated Transmission System operating at high voltages.  This high-voltage power is delivered to local substations for distribution along local roads and streets to our customers.