Georgia Power Co. bills could go up another 17% in June to cover the higher costs of natural gas and coal. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. told regulators Tuesday that it needs to collect billions more to pay for the fuel it burns to generate electricity for its 2.7 million customers.
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.
Georgia Power Co. and regulatory staff have reached an agreement that would give the electric utility a $1.8 billion rate increase over three years. That's a little above the midpoint between the $2.9 billion that the electric utility proposed and the $529 million that staff said was justified.
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.
Georgia Power is pushing for a 12% increase in electricity rates over the next three years, along with other requests over the next year that could saddle ratepayers reimbursing for higher fuel costs and the snakebitten nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle.
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.
State regulators begin hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years. The hearings are likely to see clashes over how much profit the utility should earn and how much solar panel owners should be paid.
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.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp's Medicaid expansion with a work requirement has been approved by a federal judge. Sen. Lindsey Graham's order to appear in Fulton County has been temporarily blocked. And a judge refused to stay a ban on distributing food and water at polling places.
The state of Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot. The appeal came Monday after a federal judge last week found statewide election of Georgia's five commissioners illegally dilutes Black votes.
A federal judge has ruled that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power. The judge on Friday ordered the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November.
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.
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.