Tech in the News: Proposed Georgia Power Rate Hike Hearings Begin This Week

Marilyn Brown

Posted September 30, 2019

External Article: WABE

Marilyn Brown, a Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, was recently quoted in an article entitled “Proposed Georgia Power Rate Hike Hearings Begin This Week” for WABE, September 30.

Here's an excerpt:

Georgia Power is requesting to raise customer rates by about $10 per month for the average residential user.

The request is more than $2.2 billion over the next three years, and hearings before the Public Service Commission are scheduled to happen Monday through Wednesday. Protests are also planned by those who disagree with the hike request.

Many don’t want their bills to go up in general, but some experts are also worried the increase as proposed could stifle energy efficiency.

Read the full story here.

The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.