PSC Involvement With Regional and Federal Electric Matters

The Georgia Public Service Commission monitors and participates in those proceedings before federal regulatory agencies that may have an impact on Georgia utilities and their ratepayers.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The GPSC participates in the following FERC dockets to ensure just and reasonable rates and reliable service for customers of Georgia Power Company and Savannah Electric and Power Company.
Department of Energy (DOE)
Georgia Power Company owns two nuclear power plants (Plants Hatch and Vogtle) in the state of Georgia. Therefore, the GPSC is interested in any matters before DOE or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission involving issues such as nuclear waste disposal and payments into the nuclear waste fund.
  • Preliminary Site Suitability Evaluation (A notice in the Federal Register on August 30, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 169, pages 45845-45846) referred to a letter sent to stakeholders who may be interested in the Yucca Mountain project.)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)
The GPSC is interested in matters before EPA/EPD which may affect/restrict the operation of Georgia Power and Savannah Electric and Power Companies' coal plants in the state of Georgia.