Media Advisories

PSC’s Public Interest Advocacy Staff and Georgia Power Reach Agreement on Vogtle Prudency Review

August 30, 2023 – (ATLANTA) – The Public Service Commission’s Public Interest Advocacy (PIA) Staff and Georgia Power have reached an agreement where – if adopted by the PSC Commissioners – all issues of Plant Vogtle prudency review would be resolved.

The proposed stipulation would cap the recovery from ratepayers of all capital construction costs for Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle at $7.562 billion. This is a significant reduction from the $10.188 billion Georgia Power has said it expects to have spent by the time Vogtle Units 3 and 4 come into commercial operation. If adopted by the Commissioners, Georgia Power ratepayers would save $2.626 billion.

Prudency intervenors that signed the proposed stipulation include Georgia Watch, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Partnership for Southern Equity, and the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.



July 20, 2023 – (ATLANTA) – The Public Service Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Jason Shaw as Chairman of the Commission. His two-year term as Chairman begins on July 22.

He succeeds Commissioner Tricia Pridemore in the role. Pridemore, while continuing her duties as a Georgia PSC Commissioner, will also serve as the president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Her tenure in that role begins in 2024.


Georgia Public Service Commission to Hold Portrait Hanging Ceremony for Former Chairman Eaton

January 12, 2023 – (ATLANTA) The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold a portrait hanging ceremony for Chuck Eaton, a Fulton County Superior Court Judge and former Chairman of the PSC, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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

Judge Eaton is the second 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.


Commissioner Shaw Urges Congressional Delegation to Intervene in Natural Gas Policy

October 18, 2022 – (ATLANTA) Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw has sent a letter to Georgia’s Congressional Delegation outlining recent policy shifts in natural gas pipeline policy by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Natural gas availability has helped Georgia recruit industry to the state and has helped Georgia become the Best State for Business over nine straight years. FERC’s recent actions have caused several major pipeline expansion projects to stall. Without Congressional intervention, availability of cheap and abundant natural gas could suffer, Commissioner Shaw said.


Public Service Commission to Give Final Approval Thursday for Georgia Power 2022 Integrated Resource Plan

July 19, 2022 – (ATLANTA) Per the Procedural and Scheduling Order in Dockets 44160 and 44161, the Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday will finalize its review and make its final decision on the Georgia Power Company 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) at its scheduled Administrative Session.

The session will begin at 9:30 a.m. on July 21, in Room 110 at 244 Washington Street, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia. The session also will be live streamed at the following link: (also available on the home page of the PSC website).


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