If you live in Georgia, there's a high chance that Georgia Power is your electricity provider. Serving 155 of the 159 counties in Georgia, it's basically an empire. Unfortunately for us, there is a Georgia Power rate increase that was just approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission and we are not happy about it.\nGeorgia Power serves over 2.4 million Georgians, meaning there are going to be 2.4 million angry customers come January, because it's official, the rates are going up at the start of 2020 (through 2023). Not the best way to bring in the new year, but oh well.\nThe agreement, which stems from a partnership between Georgia Power, Kroger Co., MARTA, The City of Atlanta and more, allows Georgia Power to expand profit by a considerable margin.\nIf you aren't happy about the news, rest assured you're not alone.\n@GeorgiaPower is at it again. As if our rates aren't high enough, they want to increase costs in January of 2020. What a Grinch move #georgiapower I guess using heat and A/C will only be affordable to the wealthy. Smh#capitalism #greed— MysticalVirgo (@MysticalVirgo) December 17, 2019\n"As if our rates aren't high enough, they want to increase costs in January of 2020. What a Grinch move #georgiapower I guess using heat and A/C will only be affordable to the wealthy. Smh," complains this Twitter user.\nAllegedly, this increase will end up benefitting us, because it allows the company to continue providing "clean, safe, reliable and affordable service that exceeds customer expectations."\nLooks like the PSC agreed to sign off because the plan aligns with their policies of creating high customer satisfaction and reliability.\nView this post on Instagram New milestones have been reached at the @vogtle_3and4 project as progress continues on the nation's only nuclear power plant project. · · #nuclear #energy #power #utility #progress #motivation #georgia #georgiapower A post shared by Georgia Power (@ga_power) on Aug 31, 2018 at 2:29pm PDT\nAccording to a CBS46 article, average households can expect to see their bill go up about $5.89 per month (a 4 to 4.5% increase). We hope that puts your mind at ease, but that can add up, especially for Millennials.\nIf it means sitting in the dark to save a few bucks, then so be it. Not to be a Debbie downer, but the PSC will meet Thursday, December 19, to assess a plan to increase Atlanta Gas Light rates too.\nView this post on Instagram Happy #4thofjuly. As many of us enjoy a day off of work and celebrate with fireworks, barbecues, picnics, road races and other Fourth of July festivities, we urge you to keep our No. 1 value – Safety First – top of mind.• • • #freedom #independenceday #birthday #flag #usa #peace #energy #power #powerful #construction #jobs #powerplant #engineering #training #machines A post shared by Georgia Power (@ga_power) on Jul 4, 2018 at 5:15am PDT\nIn happier news, Atlanta is getting all-new affordable homes right on the BeltLine and an all-new 25-acre park that will give Piedmont a run for its money.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.