He found that the final amount of Georgia Power’s proposed fee would be more than double the national average ($23.69 vs. $10.52) and that the amount of the proposed increase ($10.94 more per month) would be almost five times greater than the national average increase in recent years ($1.91 more per month) and more than twenty times greater than the national median increase ($0.50 more per month)! See the table below for illustration.
The expert testimonies also provided examples of how other states around the country have objected the flawed method by which Georgia Power is justifying the outrageous fee hike as well as how energy regulators around the nation have rejected big fee increases, like Georgia Power’s. The hike is not a done deal yet and cannot go into effect without first getting approval by the state’s elected energy regulators, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The expert testimonies have given a solid record with which the Georgia PSC should deny Georgia Power’s outrageous, anti-consumer fee hike.
If you are a customer concerned about Georgia Power’s proposed fee hike, please attend one of the upcoming events to share your thoughts with the Public Service Commission!
This op-ed, written by SACE Electric Transportation Equity Manager Patrick King, originally appeared in the Georgia Recorder on December 22, 2022. It is reprinted here with permission. In recent months, Georgia has…