GreyStone Power, which serves portions of southern Cobb County, announced on Nov. 14 GreyStone Power representative member Jim Storey attended an Environmental Protection Agency listening session in Atlanta to comment on proposed regulations on new coal-fired power plants. Storey joined with the majority of speakers who opposed the proposed regulations.
Approximately 70 speakers attended the EPA’s two three-hour long listening sessions. Speakers included representatives from six electric membership corporations including — GreyStone; Oglethorpe Power, a generation and transmission cooperative that serves 39 EMCs in Georgia; and Georgia EMC, the statewide trade association that serves Georgia’s EMCs.
Cooperative presenters remarked on the impact of regulations on energy costs and the impact of increased energy costs on Georgians. The Georgia Chamber also testified about the detrimental impact that proposed rules on greenhouse gas emissions would have on the accessibility and affordability of energy in Georgia.
Members and concerned citizens can visit www.Action.coop to send a message to the EPA regarding their proposals.
GreyStone Power serves more than 107,400 members in portions of Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Fulton, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties.