Albany-- Georgia Power is trying to convince the Public Service Commission to let them charge customers more.
Georgia Power wants to raise rates by $406 million dollars next year. If the PSC gives the okay, the average monthly bill would go up about $7.
In 2010, that same bill would go up by about $10. Georgia power customers we spoke aren't thrilled about an increase and say every dollar counts.
"When you live in an apartment, some people work minimum wage jobs and that $7, that's an hour of work," said John Barrett.
Georgia Power cites regional growth as one reason for the proposed increase. They expect a 47 percent increase in demand and customers over the next two decades. Testimony before the PSC should continue through the end of the week.