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Georgia nuclear plant startup delayed due to vibrating pipe

Jan. 11, 2023 18:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Startup of a nuclear power plant in Georgia will be delayed since its operator found a vibrating pipe in the cooling system during testing. Georgia Power Co., the lead owner of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, announced the delay Wednesday. The company said that the...

Peoples named CEO of Alabama Power

Jan. 05, 2023 13:49 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Peoples has been named as the new president and CEO of Alabama Power Company, the company announced Thursday. He replaces Mark Crosswhite who retired after eight years leading the company. “Alabama Power has been committed to serving...

State regulators approve $1.8B Georgia Power rate increase

Dec. 20, 2022 19:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a $1.8 billion Georgia Power Co. rate increase Tuesday, raising rates by 12% over three years after tweaking an agreement between the company and commission staff to give the company more of what it wanted. The...

Georgia Power deal sets $1.8B rate increase over 3 years

Dec. 15, 2022 01:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. and regulatory staff reached an agreement Wednesday that would give the company a nearly $1.8 billion rate increase over three years — if Georgia’s five elected public service commissioners approve. That's a little above the midpoint between the...

Georgia Power steadfast as decision nears in $2.9B rate case

Nov. 29, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co.'s message to regulators Tuesday was clear: Despite attacks that its proposed 12% rate hike is padded with profit, unneeded spending and consumer harm, the utility still wants $2.9 billion more over the next three years. Georgia Power Chief...