Alabama Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh http://apr.org en Ala. Utility Regulators Supporting Coal Industry http://apr.org/post/ala-utility-regulators-supporting-coal-industry <p></p><p>Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.</p><p>Alabama Public Service commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden and commissioner-elect Chip Beeker spoke at a news conference Monday ahead of hearings on new federal rules to limit coal.</p><p>The say the changes could cost jobs and result in higher utility bills.</p><p>Al.com quotes Beeker as saying God created coal in Alabama, and no one has a right to push a policy that runs against God's plan.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:17:33 +0000 The Associated Press 56641 at http://apr.org Ala. Utility Regulators Supporting Coal Industry 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 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 Governor Bentley Appoints Rep. Oden To Alabama PSC http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-appoints-rep-oden-alabama-psc <P>Alabama's governor has appointed Republican state Rep. Jeremy Oden of Vinemont to a vacant seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday Oden will resign from his north Alabama House seat before joining the state's utility regulatory board on Monday.</P> <P>Bentley served with Oden in the House before becoming governor and said Oden will represent the needs of utility consumers in a fair and responsible manner. Oden will fill the seat held by Republican Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh before she was elected president of the PSC on Nov. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:53:04 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21426 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Appoints Rep. Oden To Alabama PSC Ala. Rep. Jeremy Oden Asks For PSC Appointment http://apr.org/post/ala-rep-jeremy-oden-asks-psc-appointment <P>Republican state Rep. Jeremy Oden of Vinemont has asked Gov. Robert Bentley to appoint him to fill an unexpired term on the state Public Service Commission.</P> <P>The term of Republican Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh opened up Tuesday when she beat Democratic incumbent Lucy Baxley for president of the PSC. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:37:20 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20410 at http://apr.org Ala. Rep. Jeremy Oden Asks For PSC Appointment Alabama's Last Democrat in Statewide Office Leaves http://apr.org/post/alabamas-last-democrat-statewide-office-leaves <DIV> <P>Alabama's last Democrat in statewide office, Lucy Baxley, is handing over the presidency of the Public Service Commission to Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh.</P> <P>Cavanaugh polled about 55 percent of the vote against Baxley. She will be sworn into office at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Montgomery. The 74-year-old Baxley told fellow Democrats Tuesday night that this was her last race.</P> <P>Cavanaugh's victory was part of a sweep for Republicans in statewide races. Mitt Romney carried the state in the presidential race and Roy Moore won back his old job as chief justice. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:17:17 +0000 The Associated Press 20371 at http://apr.org Alabama's Last Democrat in Statewide Office Leaves