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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.

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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

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