Our mission is to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably prices telecommunications, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.

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Telecom

Telephone and Telecommunications Companies
For information about companies authorized to do business in Georgia, search the PSC's telecommunications database by Company Name, Type of Certificate, Geographic Exchange Area, or Docket Number. Consumer Issues

Deposits, Discounts, Disconnections, and Other Consumer Issues
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Equipment Distribution Program

Georgia Area Codes
  • Map of Georgia Area Codes
  • What you need to know about Area Codes
Certificated Companies
Click here to view the total number of Certificated Companies by Type. Click here to search the PSC's telecommunications database by Company Name, Type of Certificate, Geographic Exchange Area, or Docket Number.

Electric

Georgia Power Company (GPC), an investor-owned electric utility, is fully regulated by the Commission. Currently GPC serves approximately 2.4 million customers in 155 of Georgia’s 159 counties. The Commission has limited regulatory authority over the 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs) and 52 municipally-owned electric systems in the state. Absent federal action, the electric industry in Georgia will remain traditionally regulated in its present form. Some retail competition has been present in Georgia since 1973 with the passage of the Georgia Territorial Electric Service Act. This Act enables customers with manufacturing or commercial loads of 900 kW or greater a one time choice in their electric supplier. It also provides eligible customers the opportunity to transfer from one electric supplier to another provided all parties agree. The Commission resolves territorial disputes and customer complaints involving customer choice and approves requests for transfer of retail electric service.

Natural gas

Depending upon their location, natural gas customers in Georgia can purchase gas from one of three types of providers-an investor-owned local distribution company, a natural gas marketer or a municipal gas system.
  • Liberty Utilities, Georgia's only local distribution company, is fully regulated by the Public Service Commission.
  • Atlanta Gas Light Company became a pipes-only gas company in 1998, when it elected to open its territory to competition pursuant to the Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act of 1997. Ten certified natural gas marketers now serve customers on AGLC's system. The prices charged by marketers are market-based, but rates for AGLC's distribution service are still regulated by the PSC.
  • In Georgia, 84 municipal gas systems provide natural gas to their residents. Prices for municipal gas service are not subject to PSC regulation.

Renewables

facilities

"Smell Gas? Act Fast!"
The Georgia Public Service Commission starts a statewide natural gas safety and awareness campaign to spread the word on what actions to take if you smell gas. For information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones go to www.safegas.org.
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Lauren McDonald
PSC Chairman
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Tim Echols
Vice-chairman
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Tricia Pridemore

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Recent News

Tricia Pridemore Takes Her Seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission
ATLANTA, Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tricia Pridemore has taken her seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission today after Governor Nathan Deal appointed her to fill the vacancy on the Commission following the resignation of long time Commissioner Stan Wise. Pridemore is a residen...

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ATLANTA, Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The Georgia Public Service Commission today unanimously approved $330 million in refunds to Georgia Power Company customers over the next three years as a result of the lower corporate tax rate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which Presiden...

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Georgia Public Service Commission Reduces Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery Fee
ATLANTA, Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Beginning April 1, 2018, Georgia Power Company customers will save an estimated $139 million dollars this year following the unanimous Georgia Public Service Commission decision today to the reduce the Nuclear Construction Cost Recover (NCCR) fee,...

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ATLANTA, Monday, 2 April 2018

The Georgia Public Service Commission reminds all Georgians that April is National Safe Digging Month. The law requires anyone who plans to excavate where underground utilities are located to call 8-1-1 before they dig. The process is simple and c...

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Consumer Advisories

Commission Urges Consumers to Prepare for the Winter Heating Season

ATLANTA, October 4, 2016 – The Georgia Public Service Commission advises consumers to start preparing now for the upcoming winter heating season. Consumers need to ensure their homes and heating systems are ready for the cold weather as well a...

Commission Warns Consumers about Utility Scams

ATLANTA, March 8, 2016 – The Georgia Public Service Commission is warning consumers to beware of telephone calls from persons claiming to be Georgia Power Company employees trying to collect payment for bills and threatening to disconnect thei...

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