State utility regulators heard arguments Wednesday over a plan intended to protect consumers from potential cost over-runs of the nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle. More than a dozen people went before the Public Service Commission to voice their concerns over the project itself.
Voters go to the polls to decide who will fill some of the state’s most powerful posts, including the governor’s office, and a seat in the US senate. Georgians will also decide on a race that seems to be off most people’s radar- the Public Service Commission- and the post has a lot of influence over a basic need of everyone- energy.
The Public Service Commission got an earful of utility customer anger. The PSC was in Savannah to hear public comments on a proposal that would allow Georgia Power to hike its rates by more than $10 a month for the average customer. Dozens of speakers rose to excoriate the utility during the two hour hearing.