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Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Deploys Solar, Alabama Power Fights It

The new Black Bear Solar Project in Montgomery County is almost operational and will provide massive cost savings to the 350,000 Alabamians who get electricity through one of the eleven municipal utilities participating in the project. We’re talking savings to the tune of $12 million in LESS THAN ONE year! And an estimated $40 million …

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Why is Your Power Bill So Dang High?

Short Answer: The monopoly utilities providing electricity to Alabama residents bet heavily on natural gas, while continuing to burn other increasingly costly fossil fuels to generate power. These fuel prices have skyrocketed for a variety of reasons, including COVID. Utilities made the wrong bet, but YOU are the one who’s paying the price. That’s because …

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Responding to Joe Wheeler EMC’s Misinformation

Dear member of Joe Wheeler EMC, You may have recently been the recipient of a letter from your utility’s CEO, George Kitchens. That letter contained so much misinformation we felt the need to respond and set the record straight. Misinformation stings all the worse when you know the person has the facts and chooses to …

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New Survey Results: Alabama Voters Want Energy Freedom in a BIG Way

In Alabama, we are all about freedom and market choices, and that’s as true of our energy use as anything else. Alabama Wants Renewable Energy Choices Recent results from a survey of 600 likely Alabama voters show that Alabamians want freedom of choice, a competitive marketplace, and the right and opportunity to choose where their …

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Energy Efficiency: Georgia Power vs. Alabama Power

You might think that there isn’t much difference between the utilities within each state’s borders (I know I didn’t). We give them money, and in return they make sure we have working electricity. Seems simple enough, right? How much more could there be? As you may have guessed since this is an article and not …

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Alabama PSC Should Release Analysis on Alabama Power’s Excessive Profit Formula

Today, Energy Alabama sent a letter to the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) asking it to commit fully to transparency and fairness by allowing regular Alabamians to review and submit questions about an overdue report examining Alabama Power’s Rate Stabilization and Equalization (RSE), a key factor in how the utility’s excessive profits are determined. Read …

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Groups Ask PSC to Reconsider Alabama Power’s Unprecedented Gas Expansion

Gasp and Energy Alabama have formally asked the Alabama Public Service Commission to reconsider its June decision to approve the single largest capacity increase ever proposed by Alabama Power, including including almost 1,900 MW of gas generation. We requested a rehearing to consider updated testimony in light of economic forecasts showing lessened electric demand due …

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Alabama Public Service Commission Backs Alabama Power’s Tax on the Sun

2020 has been a bad year, especially if you’re an Alabama Power customer. The Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), never content with how many favors it can give Alabama Power, added insult to injury today when it upheld Alabama Power’s sun tax. As many of you know, Alabama Power taxes small scale solar at one …

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Alabama Power Puts Wall St. Over Alabamians, Restarts Disconnections and Late Fees

Yesterday, Alabama Power announced it would resume disconnecting customers and charging late fees in late September, despite the company’s massive profits and the ongoing pandemic wreaking economic havoc on our state. Southern Company, the parent company of Alabama Power, made $4.7 billion in profit last year alone. Right now bad debt in Alabama and Georgia …

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Public Service Commission Sides with Alabama Power – Time to Move Forward on Renewables, Efficiency

UPDATE: This post was updated on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:40 Central Time to provide more context about the Public Service Commission’s vote on Tuesday and to correct an error so that the article states the proposed solar plus storage put downward pressure on customer bills.   Yesterday, the Alabama Public Service Commission, led …

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