Stop the Georgia Power Greed!

Why I’m Running

I watched my opponent, Tim Echols, allow Georgia Power to automatically enroll people on an expensive new rate plan which harmed people living in small dwellings who tend to be low income. I am running to hold my opponent accountable for that decision, and a 12-year voting record of supporting every Georgia Power rate increase.  

I volunteered on a homeless nonprofit hotline for 3 years and deeply understand the struggles of people who have nothing.

I will work with legislators to reform Georgia’s utility regulations to focus on performance metrics and stop rewarding building things as 11 other states have done. That perverse incentive is the reason Georgia Power built Plant Vogtle, at $35 billion the most expensive power plant ever built on earth. Performance-based regulation rewards reliability, affordability, and a cleaner grid.


Stop Corporate Greed

Expand Clean Energy

Lower Energy Bills

You deserve a Public Service Commissioner who cares about you.


Georgia’s Public Service Commission is responsible for regulating electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications. In every area the current commissioners have failed Georgians, shoveling massive profits to utilities no matter how poor the service. Worst of all, they allowed Georgia Power to build the most expensive power plant ever built on earth: Georgia’s Plant Vogtle. The Commission has required no consumer protections on cost overruns and is now a shocking $35.7 billion and still not done.

They let us down. Now it’s time to let them go.
Patty for PSC Campaign video —>

On Tuesday January 23rd 2024 Patty conducted a virtual town hall on a new platform called TownTable. During the event she answered questions regarding elections, carbon emissions, and Georgia Power’s current request for huge amounts of new energy that is mostly fossil based. TownTable edited the 45-minute event down to 17 minutes of content. To hear the edited content listen below, and to learn more about TownTable visit

by Hear recording of Patty Durand’s TownTable about Public Service Commission elections and other energy issues in Georgia.

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