About Alabama Power

Alabama Power is an investor owned company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and serving customers in Alabama. There are a total of 1,508,269 customers who are receiving electricity from the supplier. These customer accounts are made up of 0.41% industrial customers, 13.44% commercial accounts and 86.15% residential customer accounts. The average residential electricity price for Alabama Power is approximately 14.30 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.83% higher than the state's average rate of 13.14 cents and 6.72% above the nationwide average of 13.40 cents. There were a total of 50,603,071 megawatt hours sold through retail sales in 2020 by the company. The electricity they sourced was made up of megawatt hours generated by the company and additional megawatt hours that they acquired via the wholesale electricity market. They purchased 6,417,417 wholesale megawatt hours. In 2020 the provider had total electricity related revenue of $5,744,270,200, with 90.75% coming from retail sales and 5.53% from wholesale customers.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $153.08, while the Alabama Power average is 7.31% higher at $161.77 per month. Alabama Power is the 57th ranked provider in the state for average monthly bill amount. Consumers of the supplier have 1.03 electrical outages on average each year, with outages lasting around 120.4 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. With 56,410,681.14 megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels, the supplier is the 21st largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 3510 suppliers in the US Alabama Power is the 42nd largest electricity company out of 3510 electricity companies in the nation based on customer count.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Suppliers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Alabama Power reported a yearly loss of about 4.20% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of electricity lost results in them being given a rank of 702nd best out of 3510 providers reporting energy loss in the United States.

Alabama Power Rate & Electric Bills

Alabama Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.113/kWh$214.79/mo.$110.66/mo.
2382nd14.30¢Alabama Power's Average residential price per kWh
2755th$161.77Average monthly electric bill for Alabama Power's residential customers

Alabama Power Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Southern Company
  • Headquarters:600 North 18th Street
    Birmingham, Alabama 35203
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mark A. Crosswhite

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Quick Facts About Alabama Power

Roughly 40.64% of Alabama Power’s total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Alabama Power generates 0.04% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar energy sources, which ranks them 233rd in the US for percentage of total electricity generation that comes from solar.

Alabama Power ranks 2nd out of 60 providers in the state for total electricity generated from nuclear power sources.

Alabama Power produces 8.97% of their electricity from sustainable fuel sources, which ranks them 368th in the nation out of the 3510 suppliers we track.

With production of 61,969,187.14 megawatt hours, Alabama Power is ranked 22nd for total generation of all suppliers in the nation.

Alabama Power is 3rd in Alabama out of 60 suppliers for total megawatt hours produced from hydroelectric power.

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Energy Loss

Alabama Power's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.20%

Total Energy Loss

2,613,099MWh

702 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Alabama Power's Power Outages

120.4 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.03 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

Alabama Power Energy Makeup

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Alabama Power State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Alabama1,508,2695,615,469,0001100%

Alabama Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Autauga County55,869213.85$159.24/mo
Baldwin County223,234412.95$146.21/mo
Barbour County24,686313.23$151.98/mo
Bibb County22,394214.14$160.83/mo
Blount County57,826114.21$161.81/mo
Bullock County10,101313.21$154.21/mo
Butler County19,448315.56$164.46/mo
Calhoun County113,605313.95$159.99/mo
Chambers County33,254412.91$145.89/mo
Cherokee County26,196213.75$153.35/mo

Power Plants Owned by Alabama Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Jefferson County AL Coal 20,271,857.3119,575,343,717.5965.64Yes
Houston County AL Nuclear 14,566,024
Bucks CDP AL Natural Gas 11,759,126.016,393,042,710.38543.67
Shelby County AL Coal 4,198,610.013,567,177,429.88849.61Yes
Central Alabama Generating StationAlabama Power (100.00%)
Autauga County AL Natural Gas 3,704,7751,483,538,816.76400.44
Theodore Cogen FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Mobile County AL Natural Gas 1,613,650387,796,862.88240.32
Greene County AL Natural Gas 722,057439,711,266.5608.97
Washington County Cogeneration FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Washington County AL Natural Gas 710,373166,941,086.2235
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 702,829
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 645,155

Alabama Power Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
40.64%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
26.88%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
23.51%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
8.93%
SOLAR
Solar
0.04%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

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Alabama Power FAQ:

When will Alabama Power power be restored?

Alabama Power's outages last, on average, about 120.4 minutes per outage.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Alabama Power customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for customers of Alabama Power is 14.30 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Who is the CEO of Alabama Power?

Mark A. Crosswhite is the CEO of Alabama Power.

What cities does Alabama Power supply electricity to?

Alabama Power supplies to 387 cities.

What percentage of Alabama Power’s electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Alabama Power generate 8.97% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

How many counties does Alabama Power supply electricity in?

Alabama Power supplies electricity in 59 counties in the United States.

Does Alabama Power have a parent company?

Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company.

What percentage of Alabama Power’s electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

Electric facilities owned by or associated with Alabama Power generate 91.03% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

How much is the average bundled bill for Alabama Power customers each month?

Consumers of Alabama Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $161.77.

What is the phone number for Alabama Power?

You can reach Alabama Power by phone via (800) 245-2244.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Alabama Power?

There are 26 power plants owned by or associated with Alabama Power.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-29