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Lawmakers call for consumer relief as Vogtle goes over budget

Georgia Power

A bipartisan state Senate Resolution this week was introduced calling on the Public Service Commission to mitigate costs overruns for ratepayers from the Plant Vogtle expansion.

The resolution has not yet been put up for a vote, but it is sponsored by 23 senators, half the members of the chamber. The resolution, SR 300, is to urge the PSC, the elected officials who regulate utilities in Georgia, to "pursue actions to protect 2,700,000 electricity customers from unjustly paying" for cost overruns.

At least one member of the PSU said she was blindsided by the resolution and said their oversight of the construction process has been rigorous.