Georgia PSC to begin hearings June 7 on 14th Vogtle construction report

The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) will begin hearings on Tuesday June 7, 2016 on the Georgia Power Company’s Fourteenth Plant Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) Report in Docket 29849.

The hearing will start following the regularly scheduled 10 a.m. Administrative Session in Room 110 at the Commission offices at 244 Washington Street, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Georgia Power Company (Company) is asking the Commission to verify and approve $160 million in expenditures on the Vogtle Construction Project for the six-month period ending December 31, 2015.

The Commission will hear from any public witnesses, take up preliminary matters and then conduct a hearing on the direct case of the Company.

The schedule in this docket is as follows:

June 7, 2015: Georgia Power Company presents direct testimony

June 17, 2016: Staff and intervenors file direct testimony

June 30, 2016: Staff and intervenors present testimony

July 15, 2016 Georgia Power Company files rebuttal testimony

July 28, 2016 Georgia Power Company presents rebuttal testimony

August 5, 2016 Parties file briefs and/or proposed orders

August 16, 2016 Commission issues decision at Administrative Session

Under Georgia law, within 180 days of the Company’s filing of the 14th VCM progress report, the Commission shall verify and approve or disapprove expenditures made pursuant to the certificate. According to the statute, if the Commission fails to so act within 180 days after such filing, the expenditures shall be deemed approved by operation of law. The statutory deadline in this Docket is August 24, 2016. O.C.G.A. § 46-3A-7(b)

The audio web cast of the hearing is available on the Commission website, http://www.psc.state.ga.us, then clicking on the Audio Broadcast link.

The Georgia Public Service Commission is a constitutional agency that exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably-priced telecommunications, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies. Additional information can be found on the Commission web site, www.psc.state.ga.us.