Tue., November 1, 2011 4:12pm
Atlanta Gas Light got the go-ahead Tuesday from the Public Service Commission to build a network of compressed natural gas stations. They’ll begin in metro Atlanta, with hopes for expansion elsewhere across Georgia. Atlanta Gas Light is set to begin construction on the stations by late 2012.
Wed., September 14, 2011 9:07am
Georgia utility regulator will tell Congress that more time and study is needed before coal-fired power plants should be forced to meet stricter environmental rules. Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee examining the effects of new rules that could affect the U.S. power industry.
Mon., September 5, 2011 12:08pm
Georgia Power is taking bids for a project that will generate enough solar energy to power 20,000 homes. It’s the company’s largest solar undertaking. The Public Service Commission charged Georgia Power to expand its solar investment earlier this year.
Tue., August 2, 2011 3:50pm
In a unanimous vote, utility regulators rejected a plan Tuesday that would have tied Georgia’s Powers profits to its ability to stay within budget for its nuclear expansion project. The Public Service Commission will rely on regular reviews to monitor costs.
Mon., August 1, 2011 12:00am
Georgia Power could earn more money if it goes over-budget building two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Right now Georgia Power can earn up to 12 percent of what it charges customers. Plant Vogtle’s construction costs are included in that charge which means higher building expenditures could boost Georgia Power’s profit.
Tue., July 12, 2011 12:30pm
Georgia Power says it will be shuttering three power plants for economic reasons. Two coal fired units at Plant Branch in Milledgeville will close in 2013. That’s a result of federal regulation tightening air pollution controls. The company has said it’s too costly to upgrade those units.
Mon., July 11, 2011 11:46am
Georgia Power says it wants to add 50 megawatts of solar energy to its system by 2015. Georgia Power Vice President Greg Roberts told a conference Monday that a proposal now before state utility regulators would expand the use of solar energy beyond the power company's existing program.
Sat., June 25, 2011 7:13am
A state utility regulator said he sees more room for solar power in Georgia. Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton told a conference Friday that he opposed solar energy five years ago because the price was too high. He said he changed his mind because the cost has fallen and the technology is more efficient.
Wed., June 8, 2011 8:55am
An elected utility regulator wants Georgia Power to present options to expand solar energy projects in the state.
Wed., May 25, 2011 7:57am
Electricity bills are coming down by less than $1 for a typical Georgia Power residential customer. The state's Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a reduction in fuel costs by a four-to-one vote. That reduction is slight since customers saw their bills increase more than $14 a month starting this year.