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GA Power continues their pitch for rate hike

October 2, 2007

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.

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