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.
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.
State officials are considering a proposal that could open more natural gas refueling stations on Georgia's highways. Atlanta Gas Light has asked the state Public Service Commission to tap into a government fund to help pay for ten to 12 new stations. But they wouldn't be for the general public.
Georgia Power has been unable to agree with the Public Service Commission's staff on a proposal to cut the utility's earnings if the cost of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia runs over budget. Now, the electric company wants the elected PSC members who will meet Thursday to scrap the plan.
Governor Nathan Deal announced revisions to his plan for cuts to Georgia's Pre-K program. In the Legislature, the $18 billion midyear budget was approved by the House and Senate. And the state Senate Ethics Committee unanimously approved a bill that would allow regulated utilities to contribute to political campaigns in Georgia
Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission to reduce the fuel charges it passes along to customers. Georgia Power said Tuesday it's proposing the $43 million annual cut because its costs for fueling electric-generating plants dropped. The company says the reduction would save a typical residential customer about 64 cents a month.
A Georgia state senator wants to lift a decades-long ban on political contributions by utility companies. Republican state senator Don Balfour of Snellville says, he’s pushing the change over free-speech concerns.