Terry Dunn

Politics & Government
4:59 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Beeker Upsets Incumbent Dunn for Alabama PSC

Chip Beeker
chipbeeker.com

Challenger Chris "Chip" Beeker Jr. has upset incumbent Terry Dunn for the Republican nomination for Place 2 on the Alabama Public Service Commission.

With 86 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Beeker has 59 percent to Dunn's 41 percent.

The winner has no Democratic opposition in the general election Nov. 4.

Beeker was making his second run for the state's utility regulatory board. He drew support from some business and coal groups who were upset with Dunn calling for formal rate hearings for Alabama Power.

Politics & Government
6:30 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Beeker Endorsed by 2 Opponents in PSC Runoff

Chip Beeker
chipbeeker.com

Two former candidates for Place 2 on the Alabama Public Service Commission have endorsed former Greene County Commission Chairman Chip Beeker in the Republican runoff July 15.

The primary election June 3 put Beeker in a runoff with incumbent Commissioner Terry Dunn.

Birmingham businessman Jonathan Barbee, who finished third, and Alabama Minority GOP Chairman Phillip Brown of Birmingham, who finished fourth, say they are throwing their support to Beeker. Barbee called Beeker the only remaining candidate who can effectively fight a radical environmental agenda.

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PSC-Dunn
4:27 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

PSC Member Terry Dunn Kicks Off Re-Election Bid

Republican Public Service Commission member Terry Dunn has formally kicked off his re-election campaign after drawing three opponents.
Credit Alabama Public Service Commission

Republican Public Service Commission member Terry Dunn has formally kicked off his re-election campaign after drawing three opponents.

Dunn announced Tuesday that he will run on a record of telling the public about the PSC being too cozy with the utilities it regulates.

He also says he'll keep pushing for a formal rate hearing for Alabama Power. He predicts that a change in Alabama Power's rate structure that was recently approved by the other two commissioners will not bring an appreciable decrease in rates.

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Alabama Power Rates
4:16 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

PSC Backs New Rate Plan For Alabama Power

PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh says under the newly approved rate plan customers should see annual savings between $30 and $110, depending on their usage.
Credit Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama's utility regulatory board has approved a new rate plan for Alabama Power Co., but commissioners disagree on how it will affect customers.

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.

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.

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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.

Special Electric Rates
5:16 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

More Than 2,300 Firms Get Special Electric Rates

Alabama Power Wikipedia

More than 2,300 Alabama businesses are getting savings from special electric rates that the state's utility regulatory board approved last year to encourage an economic recovery. The Public Service Commission worked with Alabama Power last summer to institute the rates to encourage economic growth. So far, the savings total nearly $850,000. Most of the participations are businesses that qualified to save $25 per month by using small business rates. Forty-six are businesses that are getting discounts for opening a new location in a building that had been vacant for at least six months.

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