ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power says economic woes are tolling its
customers. Georgians are falling behind on utility bill payments.

Spokeswoman Konswello Monroe says there was an 11 percent increase for disconnects for non payments from January to August of this year compared to last year.

The power company cites job loses, higher mortgage payments and
raising prices of food and fuel for the increasing number of power
disconnects.

The power company refuses to disclose how many of their 2.3 million customers have been disconnected.

Georgia Power has programs to help senior citizens falling
behind in payments and advises residents to call to arrange
services to avoid being disconnected.

Monroe advises residents having financial troubles to call to set up payment arrangements.

She also urges they seek the assistance of Project Share.


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  • by Mary B Location: Ellijay Ga on Oct 22, 2008 at 09:42 AM
    Ga Power does not accept 'payment arrangements'- I called them and tried to make arrangements before they disconnected me - They refused and cut my power off. I've been without power for a month now, and ya know - it gets cold at night. My son quit college to come home andhelp - he can't find a job and now we are all at home without electricity. No way to cook, no way to clean, no way to get a warm shower, no way to heat our home this winter. I hope Michael Garrett enjoys his profits and warmth this winter - while he allows his company to refuse working with with people during these very difficult times.
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