Alabama Power customers will see both an increase and a credit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Alabama Power customers will see some upcoming changes on their monthly bills this summer.
US inflation reached a 40-year high in June.
Alabama Power leaders said the rising cost of fuel has necessitated an adjustment to their rate.
Beginning in August, the typical residential customer bill will increase by about $6 a month to cover the higher cost of fuel. Leaders said using diverse fuel types and sources has helped dampen the increase – which is lower than the current rate of inflation.
Alabama Power said, “We do not make any money from fuel expenses, and remain committed to providing the low-cost, dependable service customers have come to expect.”
Customers will also notice a credit on their July bill. The typical customer will receive a one-time credit of around $19. The credit is due to lower than forecasted storm-recovery cost in 2021.
Alabama Power said they’ll continue to help people struggling to pay their bills by:
- Chatting with them online at Alabama Power Customer Support Center.
- Talking to them by phone if they call 800-245-2244, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Central.
- Meeting with them in person at one of our business offices at Alabama Power Find an Office.
- Recommending Payment Assistance Programs.
You can also visit Alabama Power’s Warm Weather Tips for advice that could help lower your bill.
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