Alabama Power: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Alabama Power

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About Alabama Power

Alabama Power provides electricity to 377 cities throughout Alabama. Electricity suppliers must regularly report their customer counts to government agencies. Recently the supplier listed a total of 1,538,876 customers receiving electricity from the company. Exactly 1,325,565 of these are residential properties, 207,191 are commercial customers and 6,120 are industrial accounts. Alabama Power averages 16.05 cents per kilowatt hour charged to their customers for residential electricity, which is 7.15% more than the average Alabama price of 14.98 cents and 3.29% above the national average of 15.53. The company had sales of 52,541,533 megawatt hours in 2022 sold to end users. During the same timeframe, the supplier produced 60,628,842 megawatt hours in power production plants owned by the provider and procured 11,459,766 megawatt hours via the wholesale market. In 2022, they made a total of $7,691,886,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 12.07% of their revenue come from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The state average monthly residential electric bill is $170.43, while the Alabama Power average is 7.31% higher at $180.32 per month. Alabama Power is the 58th ranked company in the state for average monthly bill amount. Of the 3518 suppliers in the US, Alabama Power has the 21st highest amount of megawatt hours generated from nuclear power. Electricity generation facilities owned by the supplier use non-renewable fuels to generate 91.81% of their total electricity generation, or 51,364,032.66 megawatt hours. They rank 2nd in Alabama out of 60 providers. Dams and other hydroelectric facilities owned by the company produce 4,557,329 megawatt hours, making the provider the 14th largest producer of hydroelectric power out of 3518 suppliers in the country.

Energy Loss

Alabama Power currently has a loss of roughly 4.45% of the electricity that they produce via heat dissipation and other causes. Alabama Power's energy loss levels leave them with a rank of 24th best out of the 60 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 740th best out of 3518 in the US.

Alabama Power Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.080/kWh$253.46/mo.$80.86/mo.
2516th16.05¢Alabama Power's Average residential price per kWh
2729th$180.32Average monthly electricity bill for Alabama Power's residential customers

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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

Alabama Power ranks 2nd out of 60 providers in the state for total megawatt hours generated from solar.

Alabama Power has the 22nd largest total electricity generation in the country, producing 55,946,830.66 megawatt hours.

Alabama Power generates 18,041,086.76 megawatt hours from natural gas and ranks 2nd out of 60 companies in Alabama for this category.

Alabama Power deals with an average of 1 power outages per customer a year. These outages go on for an average of 133.1 minutes. Compare this to the US averages of other suppliers at 1.27 outages per customer and 137.24 minutes each outage.

Alabama Power is 349th in the United States out of the 3518 when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuel types.

Alabama Power is the largest provider out of 60 electricity companies in the state based on number of customers.

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Energy Loss

Alabama Power's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


740 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Alabama Power's Power Outages

133.1 min.

vs. national average of 137.24 min.


vs. national average of 1.27

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

Alabama Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Autauga County58,239215.30$174.60/mo
Baldwin County246,435614.33$161.52/mo
Barbour County25,259315.23$173.75/mo
Bibb County22,412215.88$179.30/mo
Blount County58,884115.97$180.36/mo
Bullock County10,386314.79$171.94/mo
Butler County19,181316.96$180.86/mo
Calhoun County115,788415.54$178.30/mo
Chambers County34,834514.28$161.25/mo
Cherokee County24,975215.44$174.21/mo

Power Plants Owned by Alabama Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Jefferson County AL Coal 16,196,051.9216,203,304,897.961,000.45
Houston County AL Nuclear 14,829,885
Mobile County AL Natural Gas 9,588,410.014,700,147,010.98490.19
Central Alabama Generating StationAlabama Power (100.00%)
Autauga County AL Natural Gas 4,763,7131,859,101,051.78390.26
Shelby County AL Coal 3,525,646.012,838,450,880.72805.09
Theodore Cogen FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Mobile County AL Natural Gas 1,528,810368,042,465.7240.74
Greene County AL Natural Gas 1,369,875768,514,702.51561.01
Washington County Cogeneration FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Washington County AL Natural Gas 846,721197,853,683.02233.67
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 601,330
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 544,471

Alabama Power Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Conventional Hydroelectric

Cities Alabama Power Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Alabama Power FAQ:

What company is Alabama Power owned by?

Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company.

When will Alabama Power power be restored?

Average outage times for Alabama Power are approximately 133.1 minutes per outage.

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

Consumers of Alabama Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $180.32.

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

Alabama Power owns or is associated with 25 power plants.

What percentage of Alabama Power's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with Alabama Power produce 91.81% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

What is the phone number for Alabama Power?

Alabama Power's customer service phone number is (800) 245-2244

How many counties does Alabama Power sell electricity in?

There are 59 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Alabama Power including Alabama.

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

The average bundled price of electricity for customers of Alabama Power is 16.05 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Alabama Power's electricity is produced from renewable fuel types?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Alabama Power generate 8.19% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

Who is the CEO of Alabama Power?

The current CEO of Alabama Power is Mark A. Crosswhite.

What cities does Alabama Power provider electricity in?

Alabama Power serves electricity to 377 cities throughout the nation.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06