Category: Public Service Commission

State Senate Approves Plan To Boost Rural Broadband; State Launches Internet Speed Project

Rural broadband has been a hot topic over the last few years, and the transition to online instruction due to COVID-19 has shown real gaps in areas that do not have access to high-speed Internet access. The Georgia Senate passed legislation that would allow the state Public Service Commission to regulating how much electric co-ops

Georgia Continues To Move Away From Coal

This week’s Courier Herald column: With little fanfare, Georgia’s Public Service Commission voted to allow Georgia Power to close several plants last week.  Four coal-burning units at Plant Hammond near Rome Georgia will be permanently retired, along with a coal-burning unit at Plant McIntosh in Rincon.  The order also allows Georgia Power to retire several

Doug Everett Resigns PSC Seat; Rep Jason Shaw Appointed To Complete Term

Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett is resigning his District 1 seat effective at the end of the year. Governor Nathan Deal has named Representative Jason Shaw, Chairman of the House Appropriations Transportation Committee. Shaw’s House seat will require a special election. The PSC seat will be on the statewide ballot in 2020, when Shaw will

Power Restoration Progresses In South Georgia Following Hurricane Michael

Power restoration to tens of thousands in South Georgia continues after hurricane Michael. This storm is unique from others in both intensity and that it not only took down power poles and lines in service areas, but many substations and major transmission lines. Repairs to the entire power grid over a large part of the