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Alabama-Power Outages
11:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

More Than 50K Without Power In Ala. After Storms

Alabama Power Co. says about 20,100 homes and businesses lost electricity in central and western Alabama as severe weather including tornadoes stuck Monday.
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Thousands of people are without power in northern and central Alabama after waves of severe storms crossed the state.

Alabama Power Co. says about 20,100 homes and businesses lost electricity in central and western Alabama as severe weather including tornadoes stuck Monday.

Huntsville Utilities says about 4,200 homes and businesses were in the dark to the north in the Tennessee Valley. Falling trees pulled down electrical lines in areas including Limestone County, where damage was worst and at least two people died.

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Alabama Power Rates
5:06 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Alabama Power Urges PSC To Reject AARP Rehearing

Credit istockphotoAlabama Power Co. is urging the state's utility regulatory board to reject a request by AARP to reconsider the new rate plan for the state's largest electric utility.Edit | Remove

Alabama Power Co. is urging the state's utility regulatory board to reject a request by AARP to reconsider the new rate plan for the state's largest electric utility.

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Politics & Government
7:32 am
Tue August 27, 2013

PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Gas Rates

The Public Service Commission is holding three public meetings to discuss the rates of Alabama Gas rates.
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The state's utility regulatory board has scheduled three public meetings to discuss the rates of Alabama Gas.
   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.

   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.

Alabama Power Scam
8:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Alabama Power Warns of Billing Scam

Alabama Power Co. says scammers are calling customers, pretending to be from the utility.

Alabama Power Co. is trying to stop what it calls "an unusually effective scam."

   The power company says its customers have been called for months by people pretending to be from Alabama Power. The customers are told they have a short deadline to make a payment.  They are instructed to go to a local retailer, buy a reloadable debit card for a given amount, and then call another phone number to share the account number on the card. Alabama Power says the fraud has focused on commercial customers because they are more likely to have larger bills.

Alabama Power Dams
4:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Groups Seek Reconsideration Of Alabama Power Dams

Two groups are asking a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.
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Two groups have asked a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Alabama Power's new license last month. The Alabama Rivers Alliance and American Rivers say more study is needed. Alabama Rivers Alliance program director Mitch Reid says the renewal was a bad decision based on bad data. The two groups are being represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Alabama Power Rates
4:11 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Alabama Power Defends Electric Rates To PSC

Alabama Power defended its rate structure before the state's utility regulatory board Wednesday.
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Alabama Power is defending its rate structure before the state's utility regulatory board.


Officials of Alabama Power told the Public Service Commission on Wednesday that its rates are below the national average. Officials said the total annual electric bill for the average Alabama home is above the national average because of hot, humid summers and because Alabamians tend to use more electricity and less of other energy sources, such as natural gas and fuel oil, than other Americans.

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Campaign Finance
4:42 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill

A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.
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A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.


But Rep. Mike Ball of Madison says he doesn't want to give in on House GOP proposals concerning political contributions by corporations and utilities, including the influential Alabama Power Co.

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Public Service Commission
6:31 am
Wed March 20, 2013

PSC Sets Meetings on Alabama Power Rates

Alabama's Public Service Commission will meet to discuss rates for Alabama Power Co.
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The state's utility regulatory board has scheduled three meetings focusing on the rates for Alabama Power Co.

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. The PSC says the structure of each meeting will be announced later.


The PSC's rate stabilization plan for Alabama Power has provided the state's largest electric utility with a rate of return on common equity of 13 percent to 14.5 percent since 1982.