Georgia Public Service Commission

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Starting next year, Georgia Power customers will see an average increase of  $6 a month on their power bills.

That’s just one of a couple of increases expected to be phased in over the next three years. State Public Service commissioners approved the rate hikes for Georgia Power on Tuesday.

Josephine Bennett

When the Public Service Commission wraps up its once-every-three-year energy plan later this month, it expects to announce a massive increase in solar farms. But when it comes to residential solar, Georgia gets an “F.” 

Despite that failing grade from the nonprofit Solar Crowd Source, installers here are swamped. That’s because at the end of the year the federal government will begin phasing out a 30% federal tax credit for residential solar.