April 26  SaveSchoolMoney.org

OUR Children's school tax money is being used to finance Georgia Power's new nuclear reactor Vogtle!

By special law school tax money is used to help power company owners build their new power plant so they can sell electricity to us (and schools) at a profit.

In 2009 a special interest surcharge was put on the school's electric bill. The surcharge takes school money and gives it to needy owners of Georgia Power.

Now, after taking millions by the surcharge, reactor owners expect the Georgia Public Service Commission to get them get even more money.


By having the GAPSC give an ok-wink-wink on the huge costly construction mistakes and saying the bungles are recovery-worthy and profit-worthy and putting the costs into the rate base where we, not the owners, pay for them.

This allows the owners to recover the costs of their BILLIONS IN mistakes and THEN MAKE A PROFIT ON THE MISTAKES.

Yes, schools will then pay profits on the mistakes. 

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How did this happen ?


1.   Millions in Georgia school tax money is  misdirected to finance the new plant Vogtle Vortex.

State, County and City governments are also paying tax money into free financing the Vortex.


2.   Money is taken monthly from elderly customers. They will get NOTHING for the money taken from them.


3.   SCHOOL MONEY is taken. Tax money voted for schools- Wrongly taken to finance the new power plant. A surcharge is on the school electric bill.


4.   Some of the money we give to charities (meals on wheels, food banks, PTA, churches, homeless shelters, etc.) is taken by a special charge on electric bills, and used to finance the private profit project.


5.   Renters, homeowners, organizations, and you that pay the nuclear construction surcharge on the electric bill will get nothing in return for the money but higher priced electricity.  


6.   The special surcharge is on most everyone's electric bill.


See your Georgia Power electric bill. A construction cost recovery surcharge is added to finance building the Vogtle Vortex nuclear power plant


You get nothing. What ?

Usually when you put money in a company for a construction project, you get stock, a bond, interest, an option, or some kind of repayment note. For this, however, we get nothing.

Even people swindled by Bernie Madoff got 70% of their money back!

Find the "Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery" [NCCR] on your electric bill. This is what they are taking from you for nothing.


The taking started in January, 2011, making ELEVEN YEARS OF TAKING from elderly, schools ... everyone ...


The Now-Vanished Theory:

The original justification for the special interest Georgia law that takes your money to finance Vogtle Vortex 3&4, was that: with two new Vogtle nuclear power plants, electric generation would be so cheap that electric bills would go down.

---Future Benefit for Paying a surcharge now.--- Wrong Then and Untrue Now:

There are big problems.

1.   Lower electric bills are NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

2.   Even if lower bills were to happen, elderly people wouldn't live long enough, or have already died, and won't recover what they paid in. This is extra ugly.

3.   Schools: The losses in education experience and learning can't be recaptured. A disgrace.

4.   The company doing the billing today, predicated on cheaper power, knows that the billed parties will not get lower rates later to compensate for the present extra charges. 

5.   The years of delays caused mostly by bumbling, redesigns, original vendor bankruptcy, tearout and do-overs, defective/non working parts, and some COVID delays have added many many months to the monthly billing of the surcharge taking. [They weren't supposed to take the free money for so many many months]


We are FOR Men and Women power company workers on the power poles and in the plants. They are not the ones who snookered the legislature to make people finance the private plant construction.






How does it happen?   Answer below:




How does it happen?

With low-ball cost numbers (14Billion), in 2009, Georgia Power shaped and promoted a state law letting them take school tax money from school districts [and all customers] and use it to finance their new private power plant.

Since 2011, the money is taken by a special electric surcharge: about 10% added to schools' [everyone's] electric bills. [see picture below.]  The surcharge is not for electricity. It redirects school tax money to a private project.

They take your money for free, you get nothing for it, and they use it to finance a power plant to make electricity that they will sell to you at a profit. 


How much is taken ?

Since Jan 1, 2011, MILLIONS are taken every year:

Examples reported in Georgia news:

$30,000 taken yearly from Dade County Schools

$271,000 taken yearly from Chatham County Schools

$95,000 taken yearly from Richmond County Schools

OVER $3,300,000 taken from Dekalb County Schools.

Hundreds of thousands are taken yearly from Atlanta Public Schools.

A small Georgia school district reported it could have hired a teacher with the taken money.

A superintendent commented that he could have hired two bus drivers.

Chatham County could have hired four teachers.

What about your local PTA?

So your PTA raises $528 for the school library.  The next month, the power company takes by surcharge $743, ...and the next month,...and the next,...and the next...

What You Can Do

Call, e-mail, or write your representative and senator to let them know you want a REPEAL OF THE NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION FINANCE LAW.

Call, e-mail, or write your school superintendent to let him or her know you want SCHOOL MONEY FOR SCHOOLS, NOT FOR FINANCING A POWER PLANT. AND THAT MEANS NOW, A REPEAL OF THE NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION FINANCE LAW.

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Dear [Senator / Representative],

I'm asking you to help get me free of the special “Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery” surcharge that is added to my electric bill.

This is not about nuclear power good or bad, it is about how I want to be free of paying for mistakes, delays, expensive re-do work at the way over budget power plant.

We've paid SIX YEARS LONGER than originally planned when the surcharge law was passed. It is time to stop it.

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2020 Senate Bill 112  Sponsors: 

These are Georgia Senators standing up for schools,  students, teachers. They deserve your thanks, encouragement, and support on this:

L. Tippins  37 Marietta

B. Cowsert  46 Athens

C. Hufstetler  52 Rome

G. Kirk  13 Americus

E. Black  8 Valdosta

R. Unterman  45 Buford

Maybe your Senator is on The Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee.

This is where the Georgia Power lobby is strong:

Bill Cowsert, Chairman  Athens

Matt Brass, Vice Chairman  Newnan

John Kennedy, Secretary  Macon

Ed Harbison  Columbus

P.K. Martin  Lawrenceville

Lindsey Tippins  Marietta

John Albers  Roswell

Frank Ginn  Danielsville

Steve Gooch  Dahlonega

Steve Henson  Stone Mountain

Jack Hill  Reidsville

David Lucas  Macon

Butch Miller  Gainesville

Jeff Mullis  Chickamuga


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The Vogtle Vortex,
"It's the most expensive power plant in the world"

And it's being financed with school money and elderly retirement money ! 

A snooker on Georgia !

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Even the people swindled by dead scammer Bernie Madoff got 70% of their money back!


Over the last ten years the elderly and schools have lost much money to the troubled overcost Vogtle Vortex.  Maybe we need to look for a clawback of the millions.

This 8 year ago news item is worth a read.
Estimated Vortex cost then was 14 billion. Today it is almost exactly double...and still going up.






See:   https://NoNukesYall.org