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4/1/2024
Georgia Public Service Commission Hearing Officer Files Ruling in Sandersville Railroad Case

April 1, 2024 – (ATLANTA) A PSC hearing officer has issued a ruling in Docket Number 45045, the Sandersville Railroad land condemnation case. The ruling is available on the PSC website here: https://psc.ga.gov/search/facts-docket/?docketId=45045

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3/14/2024
Georgia Public Service Commission to Hold Portrait Hanging Ceremony for Former Chairman Wise

March 14, 2024 – (ATLANTA) The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold a portrait hanging ceremony for Stan Wise, a former Chairman of the PSC, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

The unveiling of the portrait will take place in the hallway outside the Commission Hearing Room, 244 Washington Street, Room 110.

Wise is the third former PSC Chairman to be honored with a portrait in the Commission’s hall. In 2021, former Chairman David Burgess was honored with a portrait unveiling. Chairman Burgess was the first African American to serve as a Commissioner. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Chuck Eaton, also a former PSC chairman, was honored with a portrait in 2023.

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12/19/2023
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR VOGTLE CONSTRUCTION COSTS

December 19, 2023 – (ATLANTA) – The Georgia Public Service Commission voted unanimously today to approve an agreement, negotiated between PSC staff and Georgia Power, that will save Georgia Power customers more than $3 billion in construction costs for Units 3 and 4 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant.

In the agreement, Georgia Power accepted major concessions including limiting the ratepayers’ share of capital costs to $7.562 billion – significantly less than the $10.75 billion Georgia Power expects to have spent to bring the project to fruition.

Several consumer groups and trade organizations signed onto the agreement including Georgia Watch, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Partnership for Southern Equity, and the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.

“It is a unique and certainly positive sign when so many intervening groups sign on to the same agreement,” Shaw said. “This is a fair and very reasonable outcome to a long and complex process.”

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11/27/2023
COMMISSIONER TIM ECHOLS NAMED CHAIR OF NATIONAL NUCLEAR SUBCOMMITTEE

November 27, 2023 – (ATLANTA) – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has named Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols to chair the Nuclear Waste Subcommittee.

The NARUC Subcommittee will bring the brightest minds in nuclear energy to three national conferences each year. Commissioner Echols says there will be a focus on small modular reactors.

“SMRs hold great promise for the US and our climate goals,” Echols said. “It’s my hope that the federal government can reapportion part of the Inflation Reduction Act money to be used as a federal backstop against cost overruns that are likely to result in building new nuclear.”

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10/12/2023
COMMISSIONER FITZ JOHNSON NAMED CHAIR OF NEW NATURAL GAS TASK FORCE FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS

October 12, 2023 – (ATLANTA) – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has named Georgia PSC Commissioner Fitz Johnson to chair a new committee — the Task Force on Natural Gas Resource Planning.

The task force was established to provide utility regulators across the county with tools, expertise and platforms to share information as they create energy policy for their respective states.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead this task force of 20 regulators from across the nation,” Johnson said. “Georgia has a long history of developing rational and successful policy for complex problems. I pledge to work my hardest to ensure Georgia keeps its solid reputation as a policy leader as this task force helps individual states create solutions for their natural gas resource challenges.”

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