Georgia Power’s long campaign for state approval to sign off on a 12% rate hike nears final showdown
November 28, 2022
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.
On Dec. 20, the Georgia Public Service Commission is set to vote on the months-long 2022 rate case. This week marks the end of expert testimony as environmental and consumer watchdog groups hope to curb a dramatic increase to electricity costs charged by the state’s largest utility provider. After the pending rate case is settled, customers will likely absorb more hits to the wallet in 2023, as Georgia Power seeks compensation from higher fuel costs and for expenses tied to the snake-bit nuclear plant expansion at Plant Vogtle.