Alabama Public Service Commission http://apr.org en Alabama Gas Rates To Dip October 1 http://apr.org/post/alabama-gas-rates-dip-october-1 <p></p><p>Customers of Alabama's largest natural gas distributor are going to see a reduction in their rates starting in the fall.</p><p>The Alabama Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday for Alabama Gas to refund $16.5 million to its customers through lower rates between Oct. 1 and March 31. PSC members timed the lower rates to coincide with winter heating bills.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:01:09 +0000 The Associated Press 53633 at http://apr.org Alabama Gas Rates To Dip October 1 AT&T-Backed Bill Wins Senate Support http://apr.org/post/att-backed-bill-wins-senate-support The Alabama Legislature has agreed to end the ability of landline phone customers to call the state's utility regulatory board with service complaints. The Alabama Senate voted 33-0 Thursday to approve a bill that does away with the Public Service Commission's authority to handle landline phone complaints. The bill passed the House earlier and now goes to the governor for his approval. The state's largest phone company, AT&T, pushed the legislation. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:00:44 +0000 Associated Press 47176 at http://apr.org AT&T-Backed Bill Wins Senate Support Complaining To State About Phones Could End http://apr.org/post/complaining-state-about-phones-could-end <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Customers might no longer be able to call the state's utility regulatory board to complain about phone service.</p><p>A bill moving through the Alabama Legislature would complete the deregulation of home and business phone service by ending the Public Service Commission's ability to handle customer complaints about landlines.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:39:46 +0000 The Associated Press 45619 at http://apr.org Complaining To State About Phones Could End Utility Board OKs New Rate Plan For Alabama Gas http://apr.org/post/utility-board-oks-new-rate-plan-alabama-gas <p>The state's utility regulatory board has approved a new rate plan for Alabama Gas Co. that is forecast to save customers money.</p><p>The Public Service Commission had been allowing Alabama Gas a return on equity of 13.15 percent to 13.65 percent.</p><p>The commission voted unanimously Tuesday to set a lower range of 10.5 percent to 10.95 percent. The change is due to take effect with the new year.</p><p>PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said the typical customer should save $33 annually.</p><p>The rate plan is similar to one the PSC approved earlier for Mobile Gas Co.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:17:55 +0000 The Associated Press 41044 at http://apr.org Utility Board OKs New Rate Plan For Alabama Gas Alabama PSC Keeps Alabama Power Rate Plan http://apr.org/post/alabama-psc-keeps-alabama-power-rate-plan <p></p><p>The state&#39;s utility regulatory board has refused to reconsider its new rate structure for Alabama Power Co.</p><p>The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to reject a request by AARP to reconsider the rate plan. The vote was the same as the PSC&#39;s decision in August to approve the rate structure. The PSC&#39;s top attorney recommended rejecting AARP&#39;s request and said the organization for older Americans had not presented any new issues.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:55:14 +0000 The Associated Press 38953 at http://apr.org Alabama PSC Keeps Alabama Power Rate Plan Alabama Power Urges PSC To Reject AARP Rehearing http://apr.org/post/alabama-power-urges-psc-reject-aarp-rehearing <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit istockphoto" caption="Alabama Power Co. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:06:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38232 at http://apr.org Despite PSC Vote, Ala. Power Rates To Remain Flat http://apr.org/post/despite-psc-vote-ala-power-rates-remain-flat <p></p><p>Alabama Power Co. predicts that its rates will remain level through 2014, despite the forecast of consumer savings when the state's utility regulatory board approved a new rate plan.</p><p>The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 last month to revise its rate stabilization plan for Alabama Power. Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh forecast the change would result in annual savings for consumers of $30 to $110.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:33:59 +0000 The Associated Press 37860 at http://apr.org Despite PSC Vote, Ala. Power Rates To Remain Flat PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Gas Rates http://apr.org/post/psc-sets-meetings-alabama-gas-rates <p>The state's utility regulatory board has scheduled three public meetings to discuss the rates of Alabama Gas.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Public Service Commission says the first meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the PSC hearing room in Montgomery. Meetings are also planned for Sept. 25 and Oct. 9.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The PSC previously held hearings on rates for Mobile Gas and Alabama Power Co. Those meetings resulted in changes to the companies' rate structures. PSC members say consumers should see savings with their bills starting January.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:32:13 +0000 The Associated Press 36758 at http://apr.org PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Gas Rates Change to Mobile Gas Rates Become Final http://apr.org/post/change-mobile-gas-rates-become-final <p>Mobile Gas is going along with the Alabama Public Service Commission's adjustment to its rate structure, which will allow the new rates to go into effect in December.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The PSC voted in July to lower the range of return on equity for the natural gas utility that serves southwest Alabama. The range had been 13.35 percent to 13.85 percent, and the PSC lowered it to 10.45 percent to 10.95 percent.<br> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:22:46 +0000 The Associated Press 36019 at http://apr.org Change to Mobile Gas Rates Become Final PSC Backs New Rate Plan For Alabama Power http://apr.org/post/psc-backs-new-rate-plan-alabama-power <p>Alabama's utility regulatory board has approved a new rate plan for Alabama Power Co., but commissioners disagree on how it will affect customers.</p><p>The state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to base Alabama Power's rates on weighted cost of equity, rather than return on equity, which has been used for the last 31 years.</p><p>PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh says customers should see annual savings between $30 and $110, depending on their usage. Commissioner Jeremy Oden says residential customers and small businesses should save between $30 and $45 a year.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:16:26 +0000 The Associated Press 35984 at http://apr.org PSC Backs New Rate Plan For Alabama Power Prayer Gets More Attention Than Alabama Rate Case http://apr.org/post/prayer-gets-more-attention-alabama-rate-case <P>A prayer that opened a recent meeting of the Alabama Public Service Commission has ended up getting more attention than the purpose of the day-long meeting, which was to review Alabama Power's rates.</P> <P>The opening prayer by Prattville Tea Party leader John Delvin Jordan mentioned prayer in schools, same-sex marriage and other hot-button issues.</P> <P>PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who invited Jordan to pray, says she stands behind him. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:09:25 +0000 The Associated Press 35332 at http://apr.org Prayer Gets More Attention Than Alabama Rate Case Alabama Power Defends Electric Rates To PSC http://apr.org/post/alabama-power-defends-electric-rates-psc <P>Alabama Power is defending its rate structure before the state's utility regulatory board.</P> <P>Officials of Alabama Power told the Public Service Commission on Wednesday that its rates are below the national average. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:11:31 +0000 The Associated Press 34323 at http://apr.org Alabama Power Defends Electric Rates To PSC Study To Look At Pipeline Proposed Near Mobile Lake http://apr.org/post/study-look-pipeline-proposed-near-mobile-lake <P>Local officials in Mobile County say a study will look at safety concerns with building a proposed oil pipeline near the lake that provides most of Mobile's drinking water.</P> <P>The pipeline project is on hold for now after the city of Semmes placed a stop-work order on construction. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:36:12 +0000 The Associated Press 33538 at http://apr.org Study To Look At Pipeline Proposed Near Mobile Lake PSC Begins Review of Alabama Power Rates http://apr.org/post/psc-begins-review-alabama-power-rates <p>The state Public Service Commission is starting a review of Alabama Power Co. rates.<br><br>The commission holds the first of a series of meetings Wednesday in Montgomery. The commission announced it will have a company overview and discuss the fundamentals of the rate structure on the opening day.<br><br>&nbsp;The commission recently wrapped up a similar review of Mobile Gas rates. The commission plans to make a decision about the company's natural gas rates on June 6.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:31:49 +0000 The Associated Press 29961 at http://apr.org PSC Begins Review of Alabama Power Rates PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Power Rates http://apr.org/post/psc-sets-meetings-alabama-power-rates <P>The state's utility regulatory board has scheduled three meetings focusing on the rates for Alabama Power Co.</P> <DIV> <P>The Public Service Commission says the public meetings will be May 8, June 18 and July 17 in Montgomery. Each meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. at the PSC's headquarters. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:31:32 +0000 The Associated Press 27035 at http://apr.org PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Power Rates