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Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

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By JEFF AMY Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be ...

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  1. Thanks to the Green New Deal and Biden’s anti-carbon fuel policies, energy prices will increase as sources decrease. Buyers of EVs will get tax breaks and lower electrics bills at everyone’s expense. There will not be enough electricity generating capacity to charge all the EVs. Rolling brownouts and blackouts will be routine. Atmospheric CO2 will decrease, but heavy metal poisons in the environment will increase due to EV battery production and EVs junked due to prohibitive battery replacement costs. Two positives – interest rates will skyrocket, helping retirees living on savings, and Illegal immigrants will return to Central and South American countries where the standard of living is higher.

  2. Usually Georgia Power gets what they want from the Georgia Public Service Commission. In the beginning of rooftop solar for residential customers, GP was all for it. The amount GP paid was to help offset the high cost of these systems. I guess GP didn’t like this and went to the GPSC, and with this commission they cut the rate to basically nothing. Unless you’re in your early twenties and can afford a very expensive solar system, it will never pay for itself.

  3. If you have State Farm homeowners insurance you may be eligible for the free TING device that records the brownouts and power outages that we already are experiencing. I receive a weekly email listing the dates and times of the frequent events. Georgia Power has more problems supplying reliable power than most people know of. NO RATE INCREASE!

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