Georgia Power customers to see $18 reduction on October bill
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Georgia Power customers are getting a cut on their October bill. Most residential customers using more than 1,000-kilowatt hours per month will get an estimated $13 credit on their utility bill this month. The credits will be applied to October bills for customers who had active accounts as of Dec. 31, 2019 and still have active accounts or are receiving a final bill as of October 2020. This is the third credit that customers will receive this year, totaling more than $46 for the typical residential customer. Georgia Power serves mostly all of Georgia’s counties and provides electricity to approximately 2.5 million customers, according to its website.
Florida, Georgia utilities ready to help Gulf Coast in aftermath of storms
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Power & Light, JEA and Georgia Power crews all know what it’s like to deal with the wake of a hurricane or tropical storm. As Louisiana and Texas grapple with the aftermath of both, crews from the utilities are heading west to help their Gulf Coast counterparts. Crews from JEA left Jacksonville on Wednesday afternoon to answer a mutual aid request from Lafayette, Louisiana. The FPL crews left Tuesday morning from West Palm Beach and arrived Wednesday. Right now, 900+ FPL personnel are on their way to assist in #Marco & #Laura restoration.
Georgia Power reports increase in scams and fraud attempts
ATLANTA, Ga – With a recent increase in reports regarding scams and fraud by criminals posing as Georgia Power employees, the company is reminding customers to be aware and follow simple tips to avoid being a target. Georgia Power urges customers to be cautious when contacted by an unverified person claiming to be a Georgia Power representative. Georgia Power also provides the following guidance to customers:If an account becomes past due, Georgia Power will contact the customer via a pre-recorded message to the primary account telephone number or by letter requesting that the customer call Georgia Power to discuss the account. If a customer receives a suspicious call from someone claiming to be from Georgia Power and demanding payment to avoid disconnection, the customer should contact the company’s customer service line at 888-660-5890. Georgia Power continues to work with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to identify and prosecute criminals who pose as Georgia Power employees in order to defraud customers.
Sun rises, coal sets under Georgia Power's long-range plan
ATLANTA - Georgia Power intends to rely more on solar power than in past years to deliver energy to homes and businesses. Its part of the companys long-range energy plan, which was approved recently by the Georgia Public Service Commission, WABE-FM reported. Under the plan, Georgia Power will close its coal-fired power plant near Rome, Georgia. It will allow the industry to continue to grow and expand, and I do see that adding resilience to rural communities, Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw said. Georgia Power has proposed an increase in rates by about 7 percent.
Georgia Power seeks rate increase in 2020
AP photo/Stephen Morton/fileSAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia Power is asking for permission to increase customer rates by about 7% next year. A filing with the Georgia Public Service Commission says a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would see an increase of almost $10 per month, or $120 per year. Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft told the Savannah Morning News the companys basic service charge has increased only $2.50 over 30 years and remains among the lowest of the states utilities. But consumers and environmental advocates are calling the potential increase significant.The company reached an agreement with the PSC in 2016 to freeze rates for three years. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.