Update on Georgia Watch/AARP Press Conference

October 7, 2010

Earlier this week, Georgia Watch teamed up with AARP, the Georgia Retail Association (GRA), the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA), and others to rally on the steps of the state capitol and highlight consumer concerns over Georgia Power’s $1 billion rate request.

The event went great. All major television outlets in Atlanta covered our press conference. In addition, various print, radio, and web outlets across the state – from Rome to Athens to Gainesville – covered the public hearing at the Public Service Commission.

It’s essential we take a stand against these exorbitant rate hikes. If Georgia Power’s request is approved by the PSC, it will mean an additional $3 billion cumulatively for Georgians. By 2013, average electric bills will increase by nearly $400 per year.

We here at Georgia Watch will continue to act in the best interest of the more than 2.35 million Georgia Power customers.

The PSC is currently reviewing the request and will decide by Dec. 21 how much Georgia Power will be allowed to raise rates.

Below find a few links of Georgia Watch in action!

WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station: Click here.