Georgia Power’s 2019 IRP: Limit Renewables, Lock In Fossil Fuels

The Georgia Public Service Commission began hearings this week on Georgia Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is a long-term plan that many utilities across the country must file...

/ April 10, 2019

Questionable Campaign Contributions Tick Back Up for Eaton as Election Nears

UPDATE (11/5/18) – Campaigns were required to file their final campaign finance reports before the election by November 1st, for contributions received through October 25th. The filings provided yet another...

/ October 25, 2018
New Vogtle Agreement with MEAG and Oglethorpe Power

Georgia Power Steamrolls MEAG, Oglethorpe in New Vogtle Agreement

Georgia Power consolidated its control of the controversial Plant Vogtle expansion last week, winning both influence and the potential to earn additional profit in a new agreement with its co-owners....

/ October 4, 2018
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Southern Company, Regulated Entity-Connected Contributions Continue for Pridemore, Eaton

Earlier this year the Energy and Policy Institute released an analysis of major campaign contributions for Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates. The analysis found that Georgia PSC incumbents Chuck...

/ September 5, 2018

Price Tag For Plant Vogtle Jumps Higher, Total Project Now at $27.3 Billion

As Georgia Power announced a $2.3 billion increase to the estimated cost to finish the nuclear plant, Southern Company disclosed an additional $100 million in new financing costs in a...

/ August 23, 2018
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Big-Dollar Contributors with Ties to Georgia Power and Southern Company Bet on Pridemore, Eaton for Georgia PSC

Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) incumbents Tricia Pridemore and Chuck Eaton each received approximately two-thirds of their campaign contributions from people or companies associated with regulated entities such as Georgia...

/ May 1, 2018
Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols (center) following a tour of the Vogtle plant. Photo c/o NRC flickr page.

Georgia PSC messages reveal cozy relationship with Georgia Power, possible ex parte communications

Records from Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols show him using Georgia Power's talking points instead of PSC Staff's analysis, collaborating with utility on media efforts. The documents raise questions about...

/ March 7, 2018
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Dalton Utilities Stonewalls Georgia PSC, Public on Vogtle Information Affecting its Customers

As 1.6% owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, customers of Dalton Utilities may be wondering how much they will be on the hook for cost overruns, especially as the...

/ December 19, 2017

Stan Wise may be gift-wrapping an early Christmas present for Georgia Power at customers’ expense

In an apparent gift to Georgia Power, Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise unilaterally decided to speed up the timeline for a decision about whether the monopoly utility could continue...

/ December 12, 2017
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Despite Spiraling Costs and Its Own Bungling, Southern Company Wants to Complete Vogtle Plant

This guest post about the Vogtle plant was authored by Dan Zegart and cross-posted from the Climate Investigations Center. With Southern Company’s board voting today to green light the completion of the...

/ August 30, 2017