Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making, Industry Recruitment/Support
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Public Service Commission
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


The “Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act,” amends existing Georgia law to allow a utility to recover from its customers the costs of financing associated with the construction of a nuclear plant that has been certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission. The financing charges shall accrue on all applicable certified costs as they are recorded in the utility’s construction work in progress (CWIP) accounts. The financing costs shall be based on the utility’s actual cost of debt and authorized cost of equity. The financing costs shall be recovered from each customer on an equal percentage basis. The Commission shall retain discretion when setting charges on senior or low-income assisted customers.

From the Act: "For any nuclear generating plant certified by the commission on or after January 1, 2009, and before July 1, 2009, the utility shall begin recovering on January 1, 2011, any costs of financing the construction of the nuclear generating plant. Any such costs incurred prior to January 1, 2011, shall be accrued, capitalized, and included in the balance of the account and then amortized over the next five years following January 1, 2011, and shall be recovered with one-fifth of those deferred costs being recovered each year for five years."

Policy Contact

Department Georgia Public Service Commission
Address 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334

Phone 800-282-5813
Fax 404-6562341

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Senate Bill 31
Date Effective 2009-04-21