Georgia PSC to Begin Georgia Power Rate-Case Hearing on Monday

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, September 27th, 2019

The Georgia Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing on Georgia Power’s request for a rate increase. The hearing is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 30, continue Tuesday, Oct. 1, and will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 2 if not concluded earlier.

Each day, the hearing will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the first floor Hearing Room, 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30335.

In June, Georgia Power filed its request for a rate increase. Since then, PSC staff has requested various documents from Georgia Power. The hearing beginning Monday will allow PSC staff and intervenors to ask Georgia Power experts questions related to the company’s request.

On Oct. 17, PSC staff and intervenors will file their own testimony, responding to the Georgia Power request. A subsequent hearing will be held Nov. 4-7, where PSC staff and intervenors will be questioned about their testimony.

If Georgia Power requests a rebuttal hearing, it will be held Nov. 25-26.

On Dec. 17, the Public Service Commissioners will vote on – or potentially alter – any potential settlement agreement between staff and Georgia Power. If there is no agreement, the Commission will make a decision based on the testimony.