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PSC priority is managing Vogtle costs

...amount of necessary backup power it needs to reliably meet electricity demand," Gunning said. "Instead of raising electricity prices on customers to update aging coal plants that sit idle for many months of the year (like Plant McIntosh in Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-26/psc-priority-managing-vogtle
Electric rates are rising slightly, but natural gas price has plummeted

...rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up.Electricity prices are forecast to rise slightly this summer...analyst at the Energy Department who studies electricity prices.The recent heat wave that gripped much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-11/electric-rates-are-rising-
JPMorgan, Justice Department agree to $13 billion settlement of mortgage bonds probe

...million to settle allegations by federal energy regulators that it used improper bidding strategies to manipulate electricity prices in California and the Midwest over a two-year period.? JPMorgan is one of several big international banks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-18/jpmorgan-justice-departmen
Power plants ordered to cut mercury pollution

...adopting a market-based strategy that would raise electricity prices but help protect fetuses and young children from...natural gas, the result is predictable" - higher electricity prices. Utilities could also meet the EPA's targets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/16/bus_447449.shtml
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Tips to keep your heating bill lower

...expected to cost more because fuel prices are rising and forecasts call for cooler weather.Natural gas, propane and electricity prices are expected to rise, affecting 94 percent of U.S. households. Hea ting oil users will catch a slight price break...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-12/tips-keep-your-heating-bil
Electric companies offer more customized plans

...had success attracting customers in the past when electricity prices are falling because they can offer a quick savings...with a thermostat that can adjust itself based on electricity prices."To differentiate yourself you have to craft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-16/electric-companies-offer-m
Legislative panel kills Plant Vogtle profit curbs bill

...because they have shareholders," he said.Company officials countered that passage of the bill would trigger higher electricity prices because investors would find Georgia Power unattractive if Plant Vogtle is too risky. The Public Service Commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-05/legislative-panel-kills-pl
'Green power' companies could benefit as utility bills soar

...their low-polluting electricity generated without burning fossil fuels. Now, the companies hope skyrocketing electricity prices in San Diego, the first area in California to feel the full impact of deregulation, could provide another motivator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/05/bus_294279.shtml
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Small steps can produce big energy savings

...energy spending in check, said Rozanne Weissman of the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C. "Electricity prices are going up in many parts of the country because there's a natural gas crunch, and natural gas powers most of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/12/fin_421886.shtml
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Power competition could raise prices say consumer groups

...people will save "billions of dollars" by ending electric utility monopolies. In the past year states with high electricity prices have moved rapidly toward deregulation, where customers are able to choose their electricity suppliers. Local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/09/bus_232872.shtml
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