“Georgia Power's system responded properly by isolating areas where equipment wasn't operating correctly to ensure safety and minimize damage,” the company said. “No personnel or passengers were in danger at any time.”
In August 2016, a massive system outage at Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines cascaded into thousands of flight cancellations. Shortly after that incident, Georgia Power said the outage was caused by the failure of Delta switchgear equipment, which switches power flows within a system. Delta CEO Ed Bastian also said a power control module at the airline's technology command center failed and caught fire.