The state Public Service Commission approved a $1.8 billion rate increase requested by Georgia Power on Tuesday that embraced most of an agreement between the agency’s staff and the company presented last week.
The final several weeks of Georgia Power’s $2.9 billion rate case will determine whether state regulators sign off on plans for customers to pay hundreds of dollars more per year to keep the lights on.
A complaint filed Tuesday in federal district court in Atlanta details how Tim Echols blocked rival Patty Durand from his Twitter feed and his Facebook page in July.
At the onset of Georgia Power’s rate case on Tuesday, lawyers advocating for the public’s interest pressed company officials to disclose whether future plans beyond the 2022 rate case could drive up customers’ bills by 45% over the next several years.
Georgia Power’s proposal for a $200 increase to the average household’s yearly electricity costs is set to kick into high gear with a series of public airings before state regulators beginning Tuesday.
Georgians will be able to voice their concerns about Georgia Power’s plans to raise electricity rates by 12% during a series of hearings beginning later this month before a final vote in December.
Friday on Political Rewind: Yesterday's primaries in Tennessee and Arizona saw wins for Trump-endorsed candidates who perpetuate allegations of election fraud in 2020. Our panel breaks down what that could mean for Trump-aligned candidates in Georgia ahead of November.
Georgia energy regulators approved a plan to transition the state's largest electric utility away from coal towards solar power.
The Georgia Public Service Commission is set to decide Thursday on Georgia Power’s new 20-year plan to provide electricity to homes and businesses across the state. It will double the utility’s solar capacity, but some say its plans to fight climate change aren’t aggressive enough.
The state Public Service Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on Georgia Power’s 20-year plan for the company’s transition to cleaner forms of energy from its aging coal-fired power plants.
On Monday, lawyers delivered opening statements and the first witnesses took the stand in an Atlanta U.S. District courtroom as the Rose vs. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger lawsuit got its first hearing. Four Black residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties residents allege that the voting strength of Black people is eroded by a statewide election process used to elect the Public Service Commission.
A U.S. District Court judge is set to decide over the next week whether candidates qualifying for a Georgia Public Service Commission race must wait until after a summer trial for a lawsuit claiming the process of electing utility regulators has largely kept Black people from winning a seat.
The new map, which now heads to the state House of Representatives, would move 41 of 159 counties from one commission district to another.
Gov. Brian Kemp tapped commission Chairman Chuck Eaton for a judgeship in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, replacing Shawn Ellen LaGrua who now serves on the state Supreme Court. Eaton’s appointment was among six judicial picks the governor’s office announced Tuesday.
A program that has made rooftop solar more affordable for homeowners in Georgia will soon hit a cap, which has solar industry representatives urging state officials to expand capacity.