AGL Rate Increase Debate to Begin
(AJC) — Atlanta Gas Light will argue its case for a 14 percent rate hike Tuesday at the state Public Service Commission, kicking off a season of debate over rising utility costs. In the next five months, the commission will rule on rate increases for both AGL and Georgia Power. AGL is asking for $54 million in new revenue, nearly $50 million of which will come from residential customers.
If approved in full, the increase would add $3 to the roughly $21.75 portion of a residential gas bill that goes to the pipeline distribution company. Atlanta Gas Light builds, operates and maintains the pipes that deliver gas from retail marketers.