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During the Covid19 emergency Commission hearings typically broadcast from the PSC office will be broadcast via the Georgia Public Service Commission YouTube channel. Presenters will be live on the event and able to speak as needed. All Public Comments should be submitted to the comment portal via the teleconference page at this link. LiveStream (video broadcast) not be available this will be an audio event only.
Comments will be forwarded to Commissioners for review. Please include the Agenda Item along with your comment.
Electric, gas and telephone utilities serve millions of customers in Georgia, but there are many customers who can't afford gas, electricity or basic phone service without the help of payment assistance programs. Many electric, gas, and telephone utility companies offer payment plans to their customers who qualify. They may allow deferred payment for those who cannot pay their whole bill or delay disconnection for customers trying to pay their bills. Many civic groups, charitable organizations, and churches in local communities provide payment assistance to low income customers. For more information, contact your gas, electric, or telephone service provider.
As Georgia, as well as the United States, experiences the spread of COVID-19, it is important to keep not only our workforce healthy in order to maintain Commission operations, but also the other citizens of the state. One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of this virus is social distancing.
To achieve this goal, I would like to encourage all individuals making filings at the Commission to utilize the Alternative Electronic Filing Procedures outlined below. The office is still open at this time and UPS and FEDEX are still making deliveries to the Commission as well as the United States Postal Service. The Alternative Electronic Filing Procedures are being put in place to allow for limited person to person contact and achieve the goal of social distancing.
Georgia Public Service Commission
The mission of the Georgia Public Service Commission is to exercise its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.
December 15, 2020 (ATLANTA) – The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a policy for broadband expansion pursuant to House Bill 244 today that requires Electric Membership Cooperatives to charge a simple $1-per-year fee for entities to attach utility service to poles in areas "unserved" by broadband. The $1 per year fee would be set for six years.
Commissioner Tricia Pridemore added a successful motion to set pole rates in areas currently served by broadband to $27.71 per pole per year. This represents an “at cost” fee to cover service and upkeep of the poles.
“Served” and “unserved” areas are determined by the Georgia Broadband Initiative map published by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Watch new hearings live and previous ones from our YouTube channel.
If you would like to provide relevant feedback on any issue before the Commission, please visit our Public Comments page.
GPSC RFP For Assistance With CCR ARO
(Posted 11/20/2020 9:19am EST)
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Provider for the State of Georgia
(Posted 11/17/2020 10:17am EST)
Regulated Provider of Natural Gas Service 2021-2023 RFP
(Posted 10/15/2020 6:13pm EST)