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Commission Clarifies Assistance for Low Income Natural Gas Customers

ATLANTA, December 13, 2011 - The Georgia Public Service Commission today clarified how eligible low income natural gas customers will receive assistance in paying their winter heating bills. Those natural gas consumers who are in Group 1 of the Regulated Provider will automatically receive the $160 credit on their natural gas bill in the December–January billing cycle. Group 1 customers of the Regulated Provider are those customers who have already been referred to the Regulated Provider through the Georgia Department of Human Services. (more...)

Commission Approves Assistance for Low Income Natural Gas Customers; Contact Natural Gas Marketer

ATLANTA, December 6, 2011 - Help is available for as many as 60,000 low income natural gas households in paying their winter heating bills following the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimous vote today to approve the distribution of approximately $10 million to low income senior natural gas customers and low income customers in Group 1 with the Regulated Provider. The assistance will be distributed beginning with the December-January period as a onetime credit of up to $160 on customers' bills. The grants will be disbursed from the natural gas Universal Service Fund and only those customers in the Atlanta Gas Light Company distribution area are eligible. (more...)

PSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Winter Heating Season; Energy Prices Forecast to Remain Stable This Winter

Atlanta, October 6, 2010 - Consumers should begin preparing now for the upcoming winter heating season. The Georgia Public Service Commission says it is time to take steps to ensure your heating system is ready, check into current natural gas plans and make sure you know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to paying those winter heating bills. (more...)

Summer Electric Rates in Effect; PSC Says Conservation Can Keep Bills Lower

ATLANTA, June 9, 2010 - The hot summer months are here, meaning consumers will be running their air conditioners full time to cool their homes. Summer can also mean higher electric bills due to... (more...)

PSC Advises Consumers to Beware of Contracting with an Illegal Household Goods Mover

ATLANTA, June 7, 2010 - The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) is warning consumers to be aware of illegal household goods movers who schedule moves without proper Commission authority. State law and Commission rules require all household goods movers to... (more...)

PSC Warns Consumers to Expect Higher Natural Gas Bills Due to Cold Weather

ATLANTA, January 11, 2010 - Cold weather has arrived early in Georgia this year and with it comes higher natural gas bills. December 2009 was 30% colder than last December which means... (more...)

Energy Star Rebate Information

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriated funds to each state for the establishment and administration of appliance rebate programs. The amount available to Georgia residents is $8,642,490. This is a first-come-first-served rebate program launching... (more...)

PSC Warns Licensed Movers about Using Brokers

ATLANTA, November 3, 2009 - The Georgia Public Service Commission is issuing a cautionary warning to all licensed intra-state household goods movers about contracting with or otherwise engaging the services of... (more...)

PSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Winter Heating Season; Energy Prices Forecast Lower This Winter

ATLANTA, October 14, 2009 - Consumers should begin preparing now for the upcoming winter heating season, says the Georgia Public Service Commission. Take steps to... (more...)

Consumers Affected by Floods Should Take Action to Protect Rights

ATLANTA, September 28, 2009 - Consumers who have been affected by the recent floods should take steps now to ensure that they experience minimal problems when their utility services are restored. (more...)

"Clean Energy Grants" Available to Commercial Business Owners

ATLANTA, June 3, 2009 - Eligible Georgia commercial business owners may now apply for "Clean Energy Grants" for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of the passage of legislation (House Bill 473) during the 2009 Georgia General Assembly. Clean energy property, as defined in the legislation, includes... (more...)

PSC Advises Consumers to Beware of Contracting with an Illegal Household Goods Mover

ATLANTA, June 2, 2009 - The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) is once again warning consumers to be aware of illegal household goods movers who operate without proper Commission authority. State law and Commission rules require all intrastate household goods movers to register and to have proof of insurance on file with... (more...)

Former Catalyst Customers Eligible to Apply for Claims

ATLANTA, March 20, 2009 - Former customers of the natural gas marketer Catalyst Natural Gas have until May 20, 2009 to file a claim with the Catalyst Trustee if you are owed a claim for any unused balance or credit. This relates to any... (more...)

PSC Reminder: SCANA Energy Standard Variable MarketCustomers and Certain Rollover Customers Eligible for $25 Credit

ATLANTA, October 14, 2008 - Certain SCANA Energy customers have only a short time left to apply for up to a $25 credit if they have switched to any other SCANA variable or fixed plan. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2008. This credit is the result of the... (more...)

PSC Advises Consumers to Beware of Contracting with an Illegal Household Goods Mover

ATLANTA, July 18, 2008 - The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) is warning consumers to be aware of illegal household goods movers who schedule moves without proper Commission authority. State law and Commission rules require... (more...)

PSC Reminder to Georgia Natural Gas 'Variable Market' Customers: Deadline Approaches Soon to Apply for $25 Credit

ATLANTA, July 14, 2008 - The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) reminds Georgia Natural Gas (GNG) customers on the Variable Market Plan that the deadline is fast approaching to apply for up to a $25 credit. The deadline is July 31, 2008. (more...)

"Clean Energy" Georgia Income Tax Credits Now Available to Consumers and Business

ATLANTA, July 1, 2008 - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of the passage of legislation (House Bill 670) duing the 2008 Georgia General Assembly. Clean energy property, as defined in the legislation, include ... (more...)

Georgia Natural Gas 'Variable Market' Customers Eligible for $25 Credit

ATLANTA, May 22, 2008 - As a result of the March 6, 2008 consent agreement between the Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) and Georgia Natural Gas (GNG), GNG customers on the Variable Market Plan are eligible for up to a $25 credit if they... (more...)

Do Not Call List Now Permanent, No Need to Renew Your Listing

ATLANTA, February 23, 2008 - You no longer have to renew your Do Not Call listing on the Federal Do Not Call Registry, thanks to federal legislation signed into law last week. President George W. Bush signed legislation on February 15, 2008 which removes the... (more...)

Commission Postpones Action on Natural Gas Marketer Investigations

ATLANTA, February 21, 2008 - The Georgia Public Service Commission ("Commission") today postponed taking any action against two certified natural gas marketers until its next regularly scheduled Administrative Session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 4, 2008. Commission staff has... (more...)

Natural Gas Prices - You could be paying too much!

ATLANTA, December 20, 2007 - The Georgia Public Service Commission ("PSC") has modified its natural gas price comparison chart to better assist you in finding the natural gas price plan that best fits your needs. If you are on a variable rate plan, now is the time to see how your rate compares. You could be paying over... (more...)

Georgia Do Not Call List - It's Free!!!

November 21, 2007 - Atlanta - The Georgia Public Service Commission reminds consumers that there is no charge to be on the Georgia Do Not Call List. But, the Commission continues to receive checks from consumers wishing to have their telephone number(s) added... (more...)

Reasonably Priced High-Speed Internet - You May Qualify!

ATLANTA, October 1, 2007 - The Georgia Public Service Commission ("PSC") wishes to remind consumers that they may be eligible for a $10.00 per month DSL service. (more...)

PSC Receives Notice of Disconnection of Successor to Buzz Telecom

ATLANTA, April 27, 2007 - Qwest Communications Corporation (Qwest) has notified the Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) of its intent to suspend the account of Ultimate Medium Communications Corporation effective midnight on April 30, 2007. Ultimate Medium Communications Corporation has been providing long distance service to some Georgia customers under the name... (more...)

Commission Advises Consumers That No Fuel Surcharge Is Allowed For Household Movers, Limousines and Certain Passenger Carriers

Atlanta, January 5, 2007 - The Georgia Public Service Commission is warning consumers to be aware that household goods movers, limousines, charter busses and passenger carriers who charge on a per passenger basis are not allowed to add a fuel surcharge to consumers' bills for moves or... (more...)

FCC Approves Merger of AT&T INC. and BellSouth Corporation

Washington, D.C., December 29, 2006 - The Federal Communications Commission today approved the merger of AT&T Inc. (AT&T) and BellSouth Corp. (BellSouth). (more...)

Commission Investigating Complaints against Buzz Telecom

Atlanta, December 7, 2006 - The Georgia Public Service Commission is investigating complaints of slamming and fraud against Buzz Telecom, a Merrillville, Indiana based long distance service provider. Buzz Telecom received a permanent resale certificate to operate in Georgia in March 2004. (more...)

Your Choice. Use It Wisely

Atlanta, September 8, 2006 - Now is the time for natural gas users to start thinking about ways to manage their winter gas bills, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission. Consumers who are concerned about the price they pay for natural gas should consider signing up for a fixed rate before the price of natural gas escalates, as it typically does, when it gets closer to the... (more...)

Ways to Keep Bills Affordable ... and Stay Cool, Too!!

Atlanta, June 23, 2006 - The Georgia Public Service Commission wants to make sure consumers take steps to keep their bills affordable during hot weather. Customers who use more than 650 kilowatts each billing cycle may expect to see an increase in their bills for billing cycles during the months of June, July, August and September, when Georgia Power's summer rates are in effect. Georgia Power's summer rates recover the costs of bringing additional generating plants on line to meet the increased demand... (more...)

Advice for Limo Safety

Atlanta, April 7, 2006 - Spring is in the air and with it comes planning for proms and graduations. The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) has some helpful advice for Georgia's young people and their parents who may be hiring limos for these events. Be aware of illegal limousine companies that schedule trips without the proper authority. Under current Georgia law... (more...)

Mandatory 10-digit dialing in Area Code 706

Atlanta, March 28, 2006 - Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins on Monday April 3, 2006 in the 706 area code. The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) reminds consumers that callers must dial ten-digits within the 706 area code to complete all calls whether local or long distance. This change is due to the implementation of "762" as the new overlay area code to provide area code relief in the 706 service area. Current phone numbers will not change area codes but all new telephone numbers will be assigned the new area code once the... (more...)

Be an "Energywiser" Consumer

Atlanta, October 10, 2005 - The Georgia Public Service Commission urges consumers to be "energywiser"in their consumption of electricity and natural gas. Staff estimates that an average user may expect to see about a 10% increase in the electric bill and about a 50% increase in the natural gas bill this winter. Consumers may take several measures to keep... (more...)

Utility Companies Helping Katrina's Evacuees

Atlanta, October 10, 2005 - The Georgia Public Service Commission urges consumers to be "energywiser"in their consumption of electricity and natural gas. Staff estimates that an average user may expect to see about a 10% increase in the electric bill and about a 50% increase in the natural gas bill this winter. Consumers may take several measures to keep... (more...)

Lifeline Assistance, Link-Up Georgia Programs

The Georgia Public Service Commission recently approved expanding the criteria to participate in the Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up Georgia programs by including participants in the Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) program and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Also, the Commission standardized the eligibility criteria for... (more...)
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