GA Power customers will see increase Jan. 1

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Georgia Power customers will soon have to open their wallets a little more than they're used to.

"Customers will see an average increase of $2.19," said Brian Green, a spokesperson for Georgia Power.

This is just an initial increase. The rate will go up again in both 2015 and 2016.

"In 2015 customers will see an increase of $3.61 and on Jan 1, 2016, customers will see an increase of $2.96."

Georgia Power said the increase is all to accommodate the demand of its 2.3 million customers in the state of Georgia.

"We feel like it is a good resolution and a good outcome for the rate case process and it will provide us the flexibility we need to plan for Georgia's energy future and also continue to serve our customers here in Georgia."

Georgia Power's base revenues will be increased by $110 million in 2014, $186.9 million in 2015 and $169.8 million in 2016.