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Testimony to PSC Continues Over Proposed Georgia Power Rate Hikes


The Georgia Public Service Commission resumed hearings Tuesday on proposed rate hikes that could affect more than 2 and a half million Georgia Power customers. The company seeks to raise rates almost 12% over the next three years. That hike would mean a nearly $200 yearly increase in electricity costs for a typical household.

Georgia Power says it would collect $2.9 billion more from customers if the hikes are approved. Opponents say the rate increases, which allow for cost overruns at Plant Vogtle, are too steep for customers. and wanted the company to accept lower profits.
Others say the state needs to improve infrastructure to allow for more use of Electric Vehicles.
The three days of testimony wrap up Thursday.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!