Georgia ‘People’s Public Service Commission (PSC) Hearing’
On the evening of Thursday, October 7, groups including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Georgia Conservation Voters, Georgia Beyond Coal, We the Plug Tho, Environment Georgia, and the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter hosted a People’s Public Service Commission (PSC) Hearing.
Nearly 30 participants joined the event organized in response to the Georgia PSC’s decision to nix the public comment period from its hearing on October 14. The issue presented at the October 14 hearing was Georgia Power’s request to raise customers’ rates in order to pay for the Unit 3 expansion of the years delayed and billions over budget Plant Vogtle nuclear plant, or the Vogtle Cost Meltdown, as organizers of the event have been referring to the situation. The organizers and participants at last week’s People’s PSC Hearing’ shared a common concern: Georgia Power must pass the costs of its ever-increasing overruns at Plant Vogtle onto ratepayers in an equitable manner and in a way that does not overburden low-income customers who are already struggling to pay their bills.