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Panel won't consider seasonal power rates


ATLANTA --- A divided Public Service Commission on Tuesday rebuffed manufacturers' pleas to reconsider a decision against electricity rates that would rise and fall with seasonal demand.

Commissioners voted 3-2 not to take up the issue of allowing Georgia Power to charge seasonal rates for the coal and natural gas used to generate electricity.

In other news

NATURAL GAS marketer SCANA Energy will provide 50,000 customers with a $25 credit under an agreement with regulators to settle allegations that it unfairly overcharged some customers. Inserts in bills will tell those affected how to obtain the credit.

-- Edited from wire reports