If Georgia Power says it needs something, it usually gets it. Over the years, state regulators have cleared the way for the utility to land new power plants, more transmission lines and rate increases, often without much heated debate.
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Key vote for Georgia Power
The Georgia Public Service Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on Georgia Power’s long-term energy plan. The plan, which outlines how the utility will get and produce electricity over the next 20 years, includes a proposal to shut down 15 coal and oil-burning units. It does not include building any new power plants. At issue is whether regulators will mandate Georgia Power to boost its solar output.