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September 8, 2020 – (ATLANTA) – Under Georgia House Bill 244, the Georgia Public Service Commission will determine the rates, fees, terms, conditions and specifications in any pole attachment agreement entered into by a communications service provider and an electric membership corporation on and after July 1, 2021.
The Commission has now adopted rules prescribing the process for making this determination. The following link directs to the Procedural and Scheduling Order:
In its continuing mission to ensure Georgians receive access to low-priced and uninterrupted utility service, the Georgia Public Service Commission has been working with Georgia Power and natural gas companies to create the easiest methods possible to start repaying utility bills that fell behind during the Governor’s stay-in-place order caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Any customer in arrears is urged to call their power company or gas marketer immediately to enroll in a repayment plan.
Georgia Power is offering a special payment plan for past-due balances where customers who enroll will be able to repay over a six-month period between October 2020 and March 2021. No late fees will be assessed, as long as customers keep current with their payment plans. To sign up for the repayment plan, call Georgia Power at 888-660-5890 or logon to www.georgiapower.com/paymentplan.
Atlanta, May 28, 2020 – The Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a 17.2 percent fuel-rate reduction for Georgia Power over the next two years. When fuel prices drop, energy costs drop as well, saving customers money.
In addition to the savings from the fuel-rate reduction, Georgia Power customers will receive a rate cut through September due to an additional temporary reduction in fuel rates – the summer months typically reflect the heaviest electricity usage by residential customers.
Georgia Power officials estimated that the combined fuel-rate cut and interim additional temporary cut will save average household customers, who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, $10.26 per month on their power bills through September 2020.
Atlanta, April 28, 2020 – Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton announced Tuesday that all Hearings, Committee Meetings and Administrative Sessions will continue online only through at least the end of May. After that, the Commission will re-evaluate the situation.
The PSC is continuing to follow Gov. Brian Kemp’s directive that all state employees who have the ability to telework should work from home in a continuing effort to hamper the spread of COVID-19. To continue in this vein, Thursday’s PSC Committee Meetings will be held online only. Commissioners, staff and interested parties can participate from their homes.
Because the hearing room will be empty, the typical LiveStream link on the PSC website will not be operable. Instead, viewers can watch the meeting on YouTube by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/georgiapublicservicecommission
Atlanta, April 22, 2020 – The Georgia Public Service Commission has released a final order directing Electric Membership Cooperatives that want to provide broadband Internet service in rural parts of the state to develop a cost allocation manual. The PSC must approve that manual before the EMC can start to provide Internet service.
The PSC order represents the culmination of a yearlong effort between the PSC, EMCs, the Georgia Cable Association, and AT&T. Officials with all these groups were tasked by the Georgia General assembly to develop guidelines for EMC broadband service via Senate Bill 2, which passed in the 2019 session of the General Assembly.