ATLANTA — The Georgia Public Service Commission set the schedule for public hearings and a decision on Georgia Power Company's request to certify two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in Southeast Georgia.
As required by law, the commission will set a fee amount necessary to defray the commission's expense in reviewing the filing.
Georgia Power's 2007 Integrated Resource Plan, which the commission approved in June 2007, said Georgia would need an additional 1,100 megawatts of new electric power generation by 2016-2017 to meet the state's growing energy needs. Under the IRP statute, new power generation cannot be added to the system without a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the commission.
Georgia Power issued a request in late 2006, seeking generation from both self-build generation and third-party bids. The bid deadline was extended to May 1, but the only bid received was the company's self-build for nuclear power generation.
More information is available on the commission Web site, www.psc.state.
ga.us under Docket No. 27800.