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Ga. Power completes underground network upgrade project

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

After six years, the underground network upgrade project in downtown Savannah is finally complete. Georgia Power celebrated Thursday with a special ceremony. The work included a 40 block area of Savannah's Historic District, from Lincoln St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and State St. to River St. The system includes a new remote monitoring system that will improve reliability.

"It is going to be able to feed the downtown are for years to come. So what we have done is we have invested a great deal of time and effort to really upgrade the system and have the available power in order to be able to sustain the growth going forward," said Perry Pettigrew, Georgia Power.

The underground network upgrade cost $80 million.

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