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At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, I met shareholders who also pay Georgia electric bills.

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Richard Dent, an Atlanta retiree, likes his Southern dividends, but he told me he’s worried about power bills continuing to grow. (A typical Georgia Power residential customer already pays about $100 a year in fees for financing and profits on the Vogtle project.)

“It concerns me that the PSC continues to cave in to Georgia Power,” Dent said. “I’d like to see the PSC have more backbone.”

Jerry Stober of Carroll County is a big supporter of nuclear power. His wife, Angie, bought Southern stock for its predictability, but she told me the company shouldn’t try to transfer all additional overruns onto others.

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So a new race is underway to see who can nab enough bubble wrap to insulate themselves from a fresh round of costly shocks.

So far, Georgia Power has sidestepped virtually all of the financial reckoning on its own project. Billions of dollars in past Vogtle overruns and delays will be borne by Georgia consumers or already have been by the contractor, Westinghouse Electric Company.

I suspect leaders of Georgia Power and parent Southern Company would like to keep dodging on this one.

A partial federal bailout from taxpayers perhaps? Southern CEO Tom Fanning has been spending a lot of time in Washington D.C. talking about continuation of nuclear energy development being in “our national security interest.”

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No such action has been taken or even officially proposed. Yet.

But don’t be surprised to see pressure in that direction later this year if the Vogtle expansion survives.

I asked Fanning about who might shoulder the risk going forward. He talked maybe an “amendment to the current regulatory regime.” My translation: get the PSC to put more on ratepayers. He mentioned potential additional help from the feds, who already committed billions for loan guarantees and tax credits on the project.

And, drumroll, Fanning brought up the option of his own shareholders ultimately bearing some risk.

“I just don’t know,” he said. “It’s hard to speculate on anything like that until we see the data” from an evaluation of what it might take to <a href="http://www.officialbengalsshop.com/shop-by-players-tayo-fabuluje-jersey-c-2_118.html">Tayo Fabuluje Kids Jersey</a> complete the expansion.

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Shareholder risk is an especially unhappy phrase at a company like Southern, where Fanning loves to chat about the corporation’s low-risk profile. Southern, like many big utilities, has been the kind of place you could stash your cash and watch the dividends roll off the conveyor belt.

At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, I met shareholders who also pay Georgia electric bills.

That leads to conflicting allegiances.

Richard Dent, an Atlanta retiree, likes his Southern dividends, but he told me he’s worried about power bills continuing to grow. (A typical Georgia Power residential customer already pays about $100 a year in fees for financing and profits on the Vogtle project.)

“It concerns me that the PSC continues to cave in to Georgia Power,” Dent said. “I’d like to see the PSC have more backbone.”

Jerry Stober of Carroll County is a big supporter of nuclear power. His wife, Angie, bought Southern stock for its predictability, but she told me the company shouldn’t try to transfer all additional overruns onto others.

“If they put it all on ratepayers, that’s not right,” she said.

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