Ga. Power Wants Automatic Rate Hikes

September 10, 2010  |  

(AJC) — When state utility regulators take up Georgia Power’s request for a $1 billion-plus rate increase three weeks from now most attention will be on the proposal’s size.

But something more important to both the utility and its customers also is on the table.

The company wants to do here what its Southern Co. affiliates in Alabama and Mississippi have done for years: Put rate increases on a kind of autopilot.

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