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Study Finds Healthy Power Supply

A new report by a group that enforces power rules for the federal government says Georgia should have sufficient power to meet demand over the next 10 years because of the state's diverse power sources.

The North American Reliability Corporation assesses things like proposed environmental regulations, water resources, new power plants and the condition of old ones.

John Moura with the NERC says one of Georgia’s regional strengths is power generated from diverse sources including nuclear and solar, which are good to have in case coal and gas supplies are interrupted.

“If something happens to your coal, transport and delivery of the coal fuel, then there’s a lot of common issues that will occur, same thing with gas.”

The report says Texas and New England could run short on power in the next four years as they put off upgrading older plants.

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