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Georgia Power asks for rate hike
Typical home bill would go up $7 a month
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ATLANTA - Georgia Power has asked the Public Service Commission to approve increased fuel charges that would raise the bill for the typical residential customer by $6.98 a month.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on it's Web site that the utility asked the Georgia PSC to approve the request Tuesday.

The increase would take effect April 1 and would raise the monthly bill for the typical customer to $109.42. The monthly bill includes the basic rate and the fuel charge.

Fuel charges are used to pay for the coal, natural gas and nuclear fuel that utilities use to produce power. Utilities are entitled under law to recover those costs.

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