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Alabama PSC Explains Alabama Power Rate Change

The Alabama Public Service Commission approved a recommendation to revise the return on equity component of Rate RSE for Alabama Power Company. The proposal requires the consent of Alabama Power Company and may be finalized by the Commission’s next meeting September 10, 2013. The Commission issued the following explanation concerning the proposed...

Alabama PSC votes to lower Alabama Power’s allowed rate of return

By Mike Cason | mcason@al.comal.com August 13, 2013 MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Public Service Commission today voted to lower the allowed rate of return for Alabama Power Company, according to Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh. The change will save customers an estimated $30 to $110 a year, according to a news release from the...

Governor Bentley Champions Industrial Energy Efficiency

  MONTGOMERY — On June 11, Governor Robert Bentley promoted industrial energy efficiency as a means to boost the state economy.  Appearing at the Alabama Summit on Industrial Energy Efficiency, he spoke to more than 70 businesses, utilities and other industry groups. Held at the State Capitol, the event was the culmination of a months-long Policy...

Alabama manufacturing growth well ahead of nationwide pace

By Alex Walsh | awalsh@al.com al.com  ( June 05, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated June 05, 2013 at 7:01 AM) New research confirms the notion that Alabama’s manufacturing economy is expanding, despite a national slowdown.  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for Alabama was 55.7 in May, according to KennesawStateUniversity’s EconometricCenter....

The Public Service Commission begins review of Alabama Power rates

From Montgomery Advertiser – May 8, 2013  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state board started a review of Alabama Power’s rates Wednesday after completing one for Mobile Gas that could lead to lower rates. The Public Service Commission’s review of Alabama Power rates began with a discussion of the origin of its rate stabilization plan. The review...

Alabama Power Responds to Rates Analysis

  By: Nick Sellers (VP regulatory and corporate affairs APCo) 1/24/13— Last week, al.com and its affiliated newspapers in Birmingham and Mobile published what was described as an analysis, comparing our rates to those charged by our sister company, Georgia Power. The result, regrettably, was a misleading article that misrepresented our business, and...

Alabama’s economy a top 5 performer to close out 2012, report says

  By Alex Walsh | awalsh@al.com al.com (January 22, 2013) Alabama’s economy saw some of the most dramatic improvements of any state over the last three months of 2012, one study shows.  From September to December, Alabama saw a 1.23 percent increase in its coincident index — a statistic designed and tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of...

Utility rates: PSC chooses public meetings to review rates RSE

 Written by Phillip Rawls – Associated Press (Jan. 10, 2013)  Commissioner Terry Dunn’s fellow Republicans on the Alabama Public Service Commission blocked his effort Thursday to have a formal review to determine if consumers are paying too much for services by Alabama Power, Alabama Gas and Mobile Gas. At Thursday’s meeting, Dunn proposed a formal...