Monthly electric bills would go up about $1.24 on average.
The rate increase "is simply a reflection of the cost of fuel," says Georgia Power spokesman Mike Tyndall. "The reason we are asking for this slight increase is that in recent years the cost of fuel, natural gas and coal has gone up."
Georgia Power is asking to raise rates for 12 months, but the PSC staff is recommending a 1 percent increase for 24 months to ease the burden for consumers.
"It's not the end of the world but it is going to have an impact on pocket books and wallets," Commissioner Bobby Baker says. "I'm sure folks will be upset with any increase."
The PSC approved a not-so-slight 25 percent rate increase for Savannah Electric on May 1.
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