The first state hearing on a new rate hike request by Georgia Power was cut short today.
Georgia Power wants to charge typical residential customers about $8 more per month to help pay for infrastructure maintenance and regulatory compliance.
But after an hour of fairly standard public comment, public service commissioners called off the hearing to reconsider the timing of the entire rate case.
Commissioner Bubba McDonald initiated the move, which many called unexpected. He said a delay of up to a year may be in order.