Alabama Public Service Commission

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.

Utility Rates
4:27 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Ala. PSC Rejects Call For Formal Review Of Rates

The Alabama Public Service Commission rejects call for formal review of rates of state's three largest investor-owned utilities.
Credit http://www.psc.state.al.us/ / Alabama Public Service Commission

The Alabama Public Service Commission has blocked Commissioner Terry Dunn's request for a formal review of the rate structures for Alabama's three largest investor-owned utilities.


Dunn made a motion Thursday for formal reviews of Alabama Power, Alabama Gas and Mobile Gas, but commissioners Twinkle Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden said an informal process is the best way to proceed. That will begin later this month with Mobile Gas.

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PSC-Oden
4:53 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Governor Bentley Appoints Rep. Oden To Alabama PSC

Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Rep. Jeremy Oden to fill a vacant seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission.
Credit legislature.state.al.us / The Alabama Legislature

Alabama's governor has appointed Republican state Rep. Jeremy Oden of Vinemont to a vacant seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission.


Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday Oden will resign from his north Alabama House seat before joining the state's utility regulatory board on Monday.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Ala. Rep. Jeremy Oden Asks For PSC Appointment

Representative Jeremy Oden is asking to be appointed to fill an unexpired term on the state's Public Service Commission.
Credit legislature.state.al.us / The Alabama Legislature

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.


The term of Republican Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh opened up Tuesday when she beat Democratic incumbent Lucy Baxley for president of the PSC. Cavanaugh was sworn into office Wednesday, leaving the final two years of her term open.

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Alabama Power Rates
5:10 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

PSC: Alabama Power Rates To Remain Flat In 2013

An Alabama Power official says procedures approved by the Ala. Public Service Commission will allow rates to remain flat for 2013.
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An official with Alabama Power Co. said accounting procedures approved by the state's utility regulatory board will allow rates to remain the same through 2013.


The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Alabama Power to spread out some costs over several years, including complying with federal mandates for enhanced security at the Farley Nuclear Plant.


Alabama Power vice president Nick Sellers said that should keep rates flat during the coming year.

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Natural Gas Prices
7:38 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Dunn Says Hedging Cost Alabama Gas Customers $245 M

Commissioner Dunn says hedging cost Alabama Gas Corp. customers $245 million since 2003.
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A member of the Public Service Commission says hedging agreements on natural gas prices have added nearly $245 million to the bills of Alabama Gas Corp. customers since the state's largest natural gas distributor started the practice in 2003.

PSC member Terry Dunn said Alabama Gas is one of many utilities that used the risk-management strategy and saw it "go very badly in recent years." He said it points to the need for the PSC to re-examine its rules on hedging agreements.

Politics & Government
8:17 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Ala. PSC Considers Extending Special Electric Rate

http://www.psc.state.al.us/ Alabama Public Service Commission

The Alabama Public Service Commission is meeting to consider extending special electric rates it approved last year to help stimulate Alabama's economy.


The meeting is Tuesday in Montgomery to consider the rates offered through Alabama Power Co.

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