Georgia Power seeks fuel charge reduction

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.


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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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