Georgia Power seeks fuel charge reduction

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 9:06 AM
Last updated 9:08 AM
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ATLANTA - Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission to reduce the fuel charges it passes along to customers.

Georgia Power said Tuesday it's proposing the $43 million annual cut because its costs for fueling electric-generating plants dropped. The company says the reduction would save a typical residential customer about 64 cents a month.

The current fuel reduction charge was approved a year ago. New supplies of natural gas in shale rock, along with reduced industrial demand, drove natural gas costs lower than the company predicted when it set the charge.

Public Service Commission public hearings on Georgia Power's fuel request are scheduled for May 9 and 10. The new rate would begin June 1.

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david jennings
david jennings 03/02/11 - 11:21 am
Naturally everyone likes to

Naturally everyone likes to hear about any reduction of cost,thats good.However,any mention of price increase certainly draws lots of whining.But I dont fuss too much about my power bill.When you put it to prespective at least I get something for my money.I mean I have lights,heat or air, I can cook, refridgerate all the convience of power.I grumble about phone,cable or service providers,I hate these bills.

Insider Information
Insider Information 03/02/11 - 03:52 pm
For more than a decade they

For more than a decade they raise the rate for fuel (on top of the many other increases), then give us a few pennies.

Why do I feel like the homeless man on the corner who has a few pennies dropped in my bucket? Somewhere someone is saying, "Let them eat cake."

hereinaugusta 03/02/11 - 06:10 pm
theres something behind it

theres something behind it that just don't smell right. STAY TUNED

RoadkiII 03/02/11 - 06:24 pm
Some people would _____ if

Some people would _____ if hung with a new rope.

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