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26 Ottobre 2021

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GEORGIACONSUMERS LIKELY TO SEE HIGHER NATURAL GAS, ELECTRICITY BILLS

Waves of price increases are expected to douse many Georgians who pay electricity and natural gas bills in the coming months.One crucial reason: surging prices for natural gas that heat homes, water, stoves and ovens. Utilities also rely heavily on burning natural gas to generate electricity.Adding to the consumer burden, state regulators already have approved an electricity rate increase for Georgia Power and are considering beginning to allow some charges for construction costs at the long-troubled nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle.Georgia Power’s moves alone could hit its 2.6 million customers with more than $600 million in extra costs over the next nine months or so, with more to come later. Typical residential electric bills could rise $10.46 a month, or $125.52 over a full year. More than a fourth of the increase is already locked in to start in January.Business customers, who typically pay lower rates, also would see bills rise. (ICE MIAMI)


Fonte notizia: https://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-news/georgia-consumers-likely-to-see-higher-natural-gas-electricity