Georgia Power

Georgia Power Seeks Rate Hikes to Cover Smart Grid Costs

Georgia Power has petitioned the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase its base rates by a little more than eight percent of the company’s retail rates, to generate approximately $615 million, to recover the investment costs for cleaner generation sources, power lines, smart grid technologies, environmental controls, and energy efficiency programs to meet current and future customer demand. The proposed change in rates would be effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Georgia and Alabama on Schedule with Smart Meter

For more than two years, the states of Georgia and Alabama have been systematically deploying smart meters, moving north to the southern parts of the states. Columbus, Georgia residences and businesses are scheduled to receive around 90,000 meters in either Q4 2010 or Q1 2011.