ALBANY, GA (WALB) -An Athens man says he wants to serve on the Public Service Commission to try to save money on energy bills.
Republican Tim Echols is running for an open seat on the commission that regulates utilities. Echols says he'll monitor the cost of building a new nuclear reactor and Plant Vogtle.
He also wants to focus on more renewable energy sources and supports converting Plant Mitchell from a coal plant to a biomass facility.
"We are your voice before your power bill goes up so you want to make sure you have somebody on that public service commission who is paying attention and scrutinizing, asking the hard questions and I'm willing to do that," said Echols.
Echols plans to hold a forum to meet voters at the Chamber of Commerce in Albany May 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.