Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, District 2 (R)
Tim Echols has served as Georgia Public Service Commissioner in district 2 since 2010. He is up for re-election in 2022.
Supporter of Nuclear Power: Commissioner Tim Echols voted to keep nuclear power plant Vogtle moving forward. He also supports the reprocessing and reuse of spent nuclear fuel, also called “MOX” fuel for “mixed-oxide.”
Opposed to the Clean Power Plan: Echols opposed President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in a 2015 op-ed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Georgia Power Rate Hike – Echols voted on December 17, 2019 to raise fees for customers of Georgia power an average of $6 a month in 2020, then an addition $2 in 2021 and 2022. This was done to help Georgia Power clean up coal ash pollution that they created while maintaining their profits.
Rate Increase Town Hall Meeting
Tim attended a town hall meeting about Georgia Power’s requested fee increase in Athens, Georgia on October 17, 2019:
Listen to Echols explain why he supports the fee increase, starting at 51:33.