1982-02-01

Battery Powered Aerial Devices in support of Fuel Conservation Goals 820118

In the early 1970’s, well in advance of the “energy crunch”, Georgia Power Company began to take some innovative steps in the area of fuel conservation for large trucks with aerial devices. The company made moves to battery power for aerial devices, integrated with automatic transmissions, diesel engine power plants and the establishment of an in-house mechanic training program. The result has been substantial improvements in fuel conservation and a rapid sophistication of the aerial device fleet.

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