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Commissioner Tim Echols Featured Speaker at Western Conference of Utility Regulators

May 23, 2017 – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Tim Echols, Vice-Chair of the Georgia Public Service Commission, is a featured presenter at the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, May 21 to May 24, 2017. Echols, who also serves as vice-chair of the Nuclear Waste Subcommittee for the National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners (NARUC), will be discussing key trends in future U.S. energy policy, electrical generation and transmission.  

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Commission Approves Solar Facility for Robins Air Force Base

ATLANTA, May 17, 2017 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) has unanimously approved the largest solar facility in Georgia that will provide power to a Georgia military base. The 139- Megawatt (MW) solar facility is located just outside Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Georgia Power Company will own and operate the facility on land leased from the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority.

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Commissioner Tim Echols Appointed as Vice-chair of Nuclear Waste Disposal Committee of National Utility Regulators Association

April 21, 2017 – (ATLANTA) – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has appointed Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols as Vice-chair of the Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal Subcommittee. NARUC President Robert Powelson of Pennsylvania made the announcement this week.

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Commission Reminds Georgians to Stay Safe by Calling 811 before Digging: April Is National Safe Digging Month

ATLANTA, April 3, 2017 – The Georgia Public Service Commission joins with Governor Nathan Deal to remind all Georgians that April is National Safe Digging Month. The law requires anyone who plans to excavate where underground utilities are located to call 8-1-1 before they dig. The process is simple and can prevent major damage that can endanger and inconvenience our communities and cause economic disruption. Damage from excavation activities to gas and water pipelines, along with sewer systems and buried distribution power lines, remains a leading cause of utility incidents resulting in death or injury

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McDonald Applauds Passage of Nuclear Waste Resolution by Georgia State Senate

ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 – Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald applauds the passage of Senate Resolution 407 which urges Georgia's Congressional Delegation to enact legislation to re-establish a Nuclear Waste Program per the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NPWA) of 1982. The resolution will be delivered to Georgia's representatives in the 115th Congress.

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McDonald Says House Bill 479 Would Mean No Solar in Georgia

ATLANTA, February 24, 2017 – Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald says House Bill 479, sponsored by State Representative Don Parsons of Marietta, would forbid the Public Service Commission from amending an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as filed by Georgia Power Company every three years.

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Commission Verifies Expenses for Georgia Power’s Fifteenth Nuclear Plant Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

ATLANTA, February 21, 2017 – The Georgia Public Service Commission today unanimously approved Georgia Power's request to approve and verify $141 million in expenditures on the Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Construction Project for the period January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 and total capital costs of $3.68 billion. This amount remains within the Commission certified construction cost. This decision is not a ruling on whether the expenditures are reasonable and prudent but only acknowledges that the Company has spent the funds on the project. This decision closes out the Fifteenth Semi-annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report in Docket 29849.

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