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A Georgia Power employee replaces a mechanical meter with a digital "smart" meter in 2009. The meters are a part of the company's smart grid, which is reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

New smart grid technologies mean fewer, shorter power outages for Georgia Power customers

In addition to new smart grid technologies, Georgia Power has invested more than $1 billion over the past five years on equipment and facility improvements including cyber and physical security, modernization of grid protection and control sy