Schools are on the standard “firm rate” for electric service. Firm rates include the NCCR (Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery) surcharge. SCHOOLS PAY EXTRA for Vogtle with school tax money.
Large electric customers that are on “marginal rates,” such as time-of-use and real-time-pricing rates, do not pay the NCCR charge on their bills nor do they make any contribution to capital costs. Large industrial and commercial customers may get a small fraction (10% to 30%) of their electric service on a firm rate, but the rest of their electric service is under a marginal rate. If a large industrial customer gets 80% of their electric service on a marginal rate they don’t really care about paying the NCCR charge and capital cost on the small firm portion of their bill. It is a huge savings for them, and they eventually will get the benefit of the Vogtle 3 and 4 generation.
The large industrial and commercial customers have been silent for years about the waste and cost overruns at Vogtle because they don’t really pay for the overruns.
The surcharge was not the idea of the many excellent, dedicated men and women at the power company who have built the good reputation of the company and "do their work on the streets."
The surcharge is the scheme of big pay/big bonus executives "in the suites."
Your state Representative or state Senator will have a chance in 2019 to vote to stop the surtax on schools.
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