Georgia Power wants customers to pay more to fund new nuke reactors

1374257632-_rw30339_wtextby Joeff Davis

7/19/13 ATLANTA – Less than one week since the Public Service Commission’s vote to force Georgia Power to increase its use of solar energy, the state utility regulatory agency is hearing about another contentious issue involving the massive utility.

Yesterday’s PSC hearing focused on whether Georgia Power will be allowed to increase what its customers pay to cover cost overruns for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Ratepayers already pay an additional fee of around 5 percent each month for a “nuclear construction cost recovery fee” to fund the building of the reactors.

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