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Georgia Power customers getting refunds

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Power customers will get some money back on their bills. 

The Georgia Public Service Commission says the average customer will get about $136 in refunds. The rebates come because of the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act, a reduction in the Plant Vogtle project charges, and Georgia Power earning more than the commission approved rate. 

Commissioner Chuck Eaton says customers are already seeing some refunds on their bills and will continue to see them through October. 

"I know when they passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, they wanted it to get out there and stimulate the economy right away, and this just shows how farreaching it is, and we tried to move very quickly, and also on the Vogtle stuff as well. It's nice to deliver some good news," Eaton said. 

Despite recent nuclear plant failures in South Carolina, Eaton says the PSC is confident in the Plant Vogtle Project. He says right now, the company is trying to hire another 2,000 people to work on the plant. 

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