The radio has become the latest battleground in Georgia Power’s fight to increase electric rates for consumers across the state. AARP Georgia took to the airwaves opposing the idea November 20 just two days after Georgia Power and several interveners in the rate increase case signed on to a settlement agreement.
The debate over the rising cost of building a new nuclear power plant in eastern Georgia would be deferred several years under a deal that Georgia regulators will consider Tuesday. The members of the Public Service Commission decided Thursday to consider the preliminary agreement between agency regulators and Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power at the PSC's meeting next week.
A utility regulator in Georgia has asked Southern Co. executives whether the firm has considered taking a loss on the extra costs for building a nuclear power plant. That question came Thursday as utility officials gave their first testimony since announcing the company could not meet its state-approved budget to build two more reactors at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta.
Utility regulators will require that Georgia Power add more solar energy to its system. The elected members of the Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to require that Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power seek to add 525 megawatts of solar energy to its network.
State regulators have approved Georgia Power's costs so far to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Public Service Commission gave the approval at a meeting Tuesday.
The Georgia Public Service Commission has voted to impose fees on cellphones being offered through the Lifeline program after it was targeted in widespread fraud and abuse allegations. The Lifeline program is intended to provide discounted cellphone service to low-income Georgians. The new rules call for a minimum $5 monthly fee for people receiving cellphones through the program.