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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:12 AM

Georgia Power responds to rate hike objections from PSC staff, customers

Gloria Hayes said at a hearing Monday if regulators allow Georgia Power to increase its rates, seniors like her who live on a fixed-income might be forced to make some tough financial choices.

Hayes is among the dozen or so seniors who have attended ongoing Georgia Public Service Commission hearings since September to ask regulators to reject Georgia Power’s pending request to increase the minimum base charge from $10 to $17.95 by 2022.

The company’s $2.2 billion rate case resumed this week as Georgia Power executives and consultants took exception with the Public Service Commission staff’s recommendation this month that the utility get only half of what it requested.

Hayes told the commissioners she already struggles to pay her $100 monthly electric bill.

Read more: https://georgiarecorder.com/2019/11/26/georgia-power-responds-to-rate-hike-objections-from-psc-staff-customers/

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