Posted: Monday, September 30th 2013 at 11:11am
Ga. Power rate hike hearing is Tuesday
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Public Service Commission's hearing on a proposed Georgia Power rate increase is Tuesday.
Commission spokesman Bill Edge said last week the hearing will feature a public comment session on the utility's plan to increase rates beginning in January 2014.
Edge says Georgia Power filed a request in June to increase rates by $280 million — which translates to a monthly fee of about $4.55 for residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.
In an alternate three-year proposal, the company requested the commission to approve a plan to allow the utility to increase its retail rates by $482 million — which would be an increase of about $7.84 per month for customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours.
Edge says public testimony may continue Wednesday.
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