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Georgia Power requesting rate increase

December 15, 2004

Albany - Before you turn up that thermostat tonight, Georgia Power customers should prepare for higher electric bills next year. Georgia Power is asking the Public Service Commission to approve a six-percent increase in electricity rates. Some customers say enough is enough.

Alicia and Kerry Kanouse expected to see their Georgia Power bill go down this fall. "We're supposed to take a reprieve in the winter because you're not running it all the time which gives you a little break," said Alicia Kanouse. "But, that doesn't seem to be the case."

Georgia Power customers were hit with a rate increase this summer, and now the company is talking about raising electricity rates again.

"If it keeps continuing to get higher, that's the scary part because there's not a cap. They're not stopping, they seem to continue to get higher," said Kerry Kanouse.

The Kanouse's were surprised to hear that Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission to approve another increase. "Here it is the holidays, and we haven't heard anything that this may be happening. It's kind of going under the radar. It's scary that utility company can do that," said Alicia.

The 6% increase is a company compromise. Georgia Power originally requested a 7.5% increase which would have raised bills about $5.25 a month. The company says it needs new revenue to pay for its upgrade in environmental controls, and transmission lines and power purchases.

But, the Kanouse's say Georgia Power should balance its budget on the backs of its customers.

There's no word yet on how much your bill will go up if the 6% increase is approved.

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