The state Public Service Commission votes next week on Georgia Power’s 20-year plan, the road map for providing electricity to 2.4 million customers. That includes the mix of fuels the company will use and the efforts the company undertakes to get customers to use less energy. This happens every few years. But this time, Georgia Power also wants to retire 16 coal- and oil-fired power-generating units at six power plants.
A Georgia judge rejected an air permit allowing the construction of a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker ruled Thursday that state environmental regulators must reconsider the permit issued to the developers of Plant Washington.
A judge has rejected two water permits issued by Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division for a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker says one permit didn’t follow correct guidelines for interbasin transfers--the act of moving water from one river basin to another.
A judge has faulted the permitting of a proposed coal-fired power plant in rural Georgia over its use of water. The judge said environmental regulators did not follow proper rules when it gave Power4Georgians LLC permission to withdraw water from the Oconee River.