Georgia Public Service Commission approves 12% increase in Georgia Power bills starting in June
Electricity bills for Georgia Power Co. customers will be going up 12% beginning in June. Georgia’s elected public service commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the boost to make up for the higher cost of fuel. Georgia Power will collect an additional $6.6 billion from its 2.7 million customers over the next three years. That will boost a typical residential bill to $147.50 a month, up nearly $16. It’s one of at least three increases Georgia Power customers are likely to see this year. A rate increase took place in January. Customers will begin paying more for the Vogtle nuclear power plant once the third reactor begins operating.