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Georgia Public Service Commissioners to Hold “Consumer Town Hall” on March 24

March 3, 2022 – (ATLANTA) The Public Service Commission will hold a “Consumer Town Hall” on Thursday, March 24, as an opportunity for Georgians to address Commissioners or to receive answers to questions about their utility services.

WHERE: 244 Washington Street, SW
                   Atlanta, GA 30334
                   Hearing Room on the 1st Floor
                   (one floor up from the Washington Street entrance)

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. until everyone has had their chance to address the Commission

TOPICS: The PSC regulates Georgia Power electricity customers, natural gas customers who do not get their gas from a municipal provider, and landline telephone services. The PSC does NOT regulate cellular telephones, municipal gas, EMC electric cooperatives, cable/satellite television, or water/sewer service.


Georgia Public Service Commission Issues Resolution Supporting Ukraine

March 15, 2022 – (ATLANTA) Georgia Public Service Commissioner Fitz Johnson introduced a resolution supporting Ukraine and the people of Ukraine during today’s Administrative Hearing of the PSC.

The motion to approve the resolution was “proudly” seconded by Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald.

According to the resolution (attached) the Commissioners condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. It also calls on the federal government, in an effort to continue the United States’ support of Ukraine while minimizing detrimental financial impact on its poorer residents, to partner with individual state public service commissions to “unshackle America’s natural resources.”


New 943 Area Code is Coming to the 404/470/678/770 Region in the Greater Atlanta Area

March 8, 2022 – (ATLANTA) With new telephone numbers in the greater Atlanta area in high demand, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved the implementation of the new 943 area code to overlay the existing 404/470/678/770 region, which serves the metropolitan area of Atlanta and surrounding communities such as Alpharetta, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Forest Park, Gainesville, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Mableton, Marietta, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Tucker.


Georgia Public Service Commission to Hold Portrait Hanging Ceremony for Former Commissioner Burgess

October 13, 2021 – (ATLANTA) The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold a portrait hanging ceremony for David Burgess, the first African American PSC Commissioner, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 14. The unveiling of the portrait will take place in the hallway outside the Commission Hearing Room, 244 Washington Street, Room 110.

Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald served with Former Commissioner Burgess for five years.

“David Burgess was a dedicated director of the PSC Telecom unit when he was appointed to be a Commissioner,” McDonald said. “He served admirably as a respected Commissioner during his tenure.”


Georgia Public Service Commission Elects Tricia Pridemore as New Chairman

July 22, 2020 – (ATLANTA) The Public Service Commission, on Tuesday, unanimously elected Commissioner Tricia Pridemore as the Chairman of the Commission.

“I am honored that my fellow Commissioners have elected me to serve as chair,” Chairman Pridemore said. “I look forward to working with them to continue the mission of the Public Service Commission – ensuring that every Georgian has access to affordable and reliable utility services.”

Chairman Pridemore was elected to a six-year term in November 2018. For a full biography, please follow this link:


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