ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. is asking regulators to let it raise annual rates on customers by $235 million a year as the utility seeks to pay for its share of a huge nuclear project.
The company says bills for a residential customer would rise about $4 a month.
The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. filed the request Tuesday with the Georgia Public Service Commission.
The commission is scheduled to vote on the request by November.
Georgia Power projects spending $11.8 billion on its share of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
The Public Service Commission staff says Georgia Power should get less than it’s seeking.