Regulators to meet on Georgia Power rate proposal

ATLANTA - Utility regulators could consider a proposed settlement from Georgia Power that would raise electricity prices, but not as much as the company first proposed.

Members of the Public Service Commission are scheduled to meet today and could consider a plan by the electricity supplier that would add $15 in costs to the bill of an average residential customer by 2013.

But Georgia Power has said it will drop its requests to raise its allowable profit margin. It will also abandon a proposal to automatically raise customer rates if the power company did not meet its profit targets. Big retailers had fought against that plan.

The settlement is not binding until the PSC commissioners approve it. That vote is expected at a Dec. 21 meeting.




Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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