Georgia Power Rate Hike Approved, Costing Average Customer $100 a Year by 2016
In December 2013, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved a rate hike on behalf of Georgia Power. The rate increase will be about $100 a year by 2016. This article appeared in the Savannah Morning News and was written by Mary Landers. GreenLaw's Clean Air & Energy attorney Ashten Bailey was quoted in the article.
“We are thankful that the PSC recognized that Georgia Power’s solar analysis was flawed and would hurt Georgia families,” said Ashten Bailey an attorney for GreenLaw, a nonprofit law firm that is representing the Sierra Club. “However, it’s unfortunate that the commission voted to approve this rate hike to keep aging and dirty coal plants running past their expiration date, especially when there are opportunities for cheap and clean wind energy pending before them.”