Electric cooperative Cobb EMC has decided to end its involvement in development of the proposed Plant Washington coal plant near Sandersville. The Marietta-based co-op has contributed $13 million toward the project thus far.
Georgia Transmission Corp., which supplies power to most of the state’s electric membership cooperatives, has seen nearly twice as many copper thefts this year as it did in 2010. Recently it paid its first $3,000 reward to a Soperton couple who provided information that led to the conviction of some copper thieves.
A new report from Georgia Watch says customers of the electric cooperatives who buy power from Plant Washington could see a 10 percent to 20 percent jump in their monthly bills. That would mean, on average, an additional $200 per year. The group building the plant, Power4Georgians, said the report makes too many assumptions about rising construction costs.