Keep it up! Your complaints have caused Georgia Power to reduce its most recent rate hike request by 40%. But the resulting 3 year rate increase would still increase average bills each year for the next three years. And Georgia Power’s allowed profit would still be higher than the national average for utilities There is still more to cut, and AARP needs your help.
While thousands of Georgians are still struggling to recover from the recession, Georgia Power still wants an increase. Among people 50+ in Georgia, nearly 12 percent live below the poverty line, almost 10 percent are unemployed, and more than 9 percent are threatened by hunger on a daily basis.
“This is not the time to add to Georgia Power’s swollen profits,” said Barry Reid, state president of AARP Georgia.
The Georgia Public Service Commission will decide in December whether to allow Georgia Power to increase its profits. Join AARP in telling the commission that rates are still too high by signing this petition .
AARP is fighting for fair electric rates for our nearly 1 million members in Georgia and all Georgia Power residential customers. Join us by signing our petition and letting the commission know that Georgians cannot afford to pay an additional one billion dollars for their electric service.