December 11, 2023

Southern Company

Potomac Economics
After One Year, SEEM Still Drawing Criticism
Critics of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market say after a year of operations, it has failed to meet many of the promises of its sponsors.
FERC Orders Further Southern Tariff Revisions
FERC conditionally accepted Southern Company's compliance filing on its rate protocols but said more work is needed to make the protocols just and reasonable.
Georgia Power
Vogtle 3 Activation Delayed Again for Safety Concerns
Southern Co. said that Unit 3 at Vogtle nuclear plant in Ga. suffered yet another delay and is not expected to come online until at least the second quarter.
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Southern Board Taps Womack as New CEO
Southern Co. announced that CEO Tom Fanning is set to step down from most of his roles, and Georgia Power CEO Chris Womack has been tapped as his successor.
States Urge More Transparency on Tx Planning, Independent Monitors
State regulators and consumer advocates urged FERC to order increased oversight over transmission owners' planning and spending.
IRA ‘Better than Most’ Bills, Gas Industry Rep Says
Natural gas industry representatives shared what they believe are positive measures in the Inflation Reduction Act during a webinar.
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Biden Initiative Aims to Up Federal Use of Performance Contracts
The Biden administration is looking to boost energy service performance contracts for federal buildings after a decline in their use during the Trump years.
SEEM’s Sellers Pushes Reliability, Continuity to SERC Board
A representative of the new Southeast Energy Exchange Market assured SERC on Thursday that its reliability role will not change under the new market.
SEEM Members Launch Engagement Series for Participants
Southeast Energy Exchange Market members launched an informational webinar series for participants prior to the start of market trials in late summer.
FERC Issues Southern Show-cause Order on Rate Protocols
In a show-cause order, FERC ordered Southern Company to either rewrite its formula rate protocols or explain why it shouldn't have to.

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