GA PSC hearings on Plant Vogtle CWIP monitoring

Will GA PSC yet again approve passing cost overruns for the new nukes at Plant Vogtle on to Georgia Power customers? Hearings started today about that. You can listen, and you can testify, today or in August or September, or in writing.

GA PSC PR 15 July 2013,

Contact: Bil Edge
Phone 404-656-2316
Georgia Public Service Commission

244 Washington St S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-656-4501
Toll free:1- 800-282-5813
Fax: 404-656-2341
For Immediate Release

PSC to Begin Hearings on Georgia Power Company Eighth Semi-Annual Nuclear Construction Project Monitoring

Atlanta, July 15, 2013 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) will begin its first set of hearings on July 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. on the Georgia Power Company Eighth Semi-Annual Nuclear Construction Projection Monitoring, Docket 29849. The hearing will take place in Room 110 at the Commission offices at 244 Washington Street, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30334.The hearing will continue, if necessary, at 10 a.m. on Friday July 19, 2013. Additional hearings are scheduled for August 13-14, 2013 and September 12, 2013.

The Commission will begin by receiving the testimony of any public witnesses pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 46-2-59(g). Immediately following public witnesses, the Commission will hear applications to intervene and any objections thereto, and any motions concerning the utilities pre-filed testimony and other appropriate motions. Following these preliminary matters, the Commission will conduct hearings on the direct case of Georgia Power.

The schedule in this docket is as follows:

July 18-19, 2013 Georgia Power presents direct testimony
August 2, 2013 All other parties file direct testimony
August 13-14, 2013 Hearing on Staff and intervenor testimony
August 30, 2013 Georgia Power files rebuttal testimony or amended application
September 12, 2013 Hearing on Georgia Power rebuttal testimony/amended application
September 27, 2013 All parties may file briefs and/or proposed orders
October 15, 2013 Commission issues decision at regular Administrative Session

Under Georgia law, the Commission must issue a decision in this Docket within 180 days of the payment of the filing fee or the Company’s filing takes effect as a matter of law (OCGA §46-3A- 09(c).) The statutory deadline in this Docket is October 28, 2013.

The audio web cast of the hearing is available on the Commission website,, then clicking on the Audio Broadcast link.