Alabama Power is an investor owned company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and serving customers in Alabama. On average, Alabama Power's consumers pay a residential electricity rate of 14.10 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.80% more than the nationwide average rate of 13.45 cents, which ranks the supplier 1288th out of 3511 companies in the US for best average electricity price. The company sold 8,821,850 megawatt hours through wholesale channels to other electricity suppliers in 2020. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 55,238,260 of them were generated by electricity generation plants owned by the supplier and 6,417,417 megawatt hours were obtained on the wholesale electricity market. The total revenue for the company in 2020 from electricity sales was $5,744,270,200, with 90.75% coming from retail sales to end users and 5.53% from sales to the wholesale market.

About Alabama Power

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $151.45, while the Alabama Power average is 7.27% higher at $160.19 per month. Alabama Power is the 43rd ranked provider in the state for average monthly bill amount. Continued pursuits by the company resulted in a decrease in CO2 emissions of 219,242,626.33 kilograms (0.82%) within the previous year. The provider is the 3rd largest producer of hydroelectric power in Alabama out of 45 providers. The electricity grid managed by the provider has 1.03 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting an average of 120.4 minutes. The US average for other companies is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every megawatt hour sold by the provider there are 519.94 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the provider 101st highest in the US for pollution per megawatt hour sold. With total emissions of 26,617,376,518.78, the company ranks 1st highest in Alabama and 35th in the US for total pollution from electricity sales. However, it could be argued that emissions per megawatt hour sold is a better measurement of a provider’s pollution levels. The provider's primary fuel consumed for electricity production is Coal. The provider generates 25,078,817.16 megawatt hours, or 41.41% of their total production, with this fuel source. There are 26 power plants associated with Alabama Power in some capacity, which means they have the 89th highest number of electricity generating facilities associated with a supplier out of the 3511 suppliers providing power that we gather data on in the country and 2nd out of 45 in the state.

Alabama Power Net Metering

Consumers of Alabama Power are not able to participate in net metering offerings. Net metering would make solar panel installation more economically feasible as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

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 717th worst out of 3511 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 June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.113/kWh$210.56/mo.$110.66/mo.
1288th14.10¢Alabama Power's Average residential price per kWh
1452nd$160.19Average 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

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Alabama Power is ranked 22nd in the United States for total electricity production, producing 60,557,327.82 megawatt hours.

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Alabama Power is the 2nd largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types in the state.

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Alabama Power generates 0.04% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar energy, ranking them 234th out of 3511 providers in the nation for percentage of total electricity generation that comes from solar power.

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Alabama Power is the largest provider out of 45 suppliers in Alabama based on customer count.

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Alabama Power emits 26,617,376,518.78 kilograms of CO2 and other equivalent gases due to megawatt hours sold, which makes it the highest polluting electricity company in Alabama out of 45.

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Alabama Power produces 20.97% of their megawatt hour production from nuclear power sources, which is 12,699,782 megawatt hours.

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Energy Loss

Alabama Power's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

2,613,099MWh

717 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

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Alabama1,505,8565,508,944,0001100%

Alabama Power County Coverage

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Autauga County55,869213.74$158.45/mo
Baldwin County223,234412.46$143.64/mo
Barbour County24,686313.12$151.17/mo
Bibb County22,394114.00$160.22/mo
Blount County57,826114.00$160.22/mo
Bullock County10,101313.19$154.10/mo
Butler County19,448214.01$160.25/mo
Calhoun County113,605313.80$158.84/mo
Chambers County33,254212.89$146.51/mo
Cherokee County26,196213.64$152.55/mo

Power Plants Owned by Alabama Power

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Jefferson County AL Coal 19,147,820.2418,516,686,770.51967.04YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Houston County AL Nuclear 12,699,782466,813,508.8336.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bucks CDP AL Natural Gas 12,010,354.026,502,206,287.34541.38No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shelby County AL Coal 4,635,918.024,005,059,055.18863.92YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Central Alabama Generating StationAlabama Power (100.00%)
Autauga County AL Natural Gas 4,113,9051,621,971,401.68394.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Theodore Cogen FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Mobile County AL Natural Gas 1,613,650387,796,862.88240.32No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Washington County Cogeneration FacilityAlabama Power (100.00%)
Washington County AL Natural Gas 710,373166,941,086.2235No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 702,82943,402,725.9461.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Chilton County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 645,15539,841,100.4661.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Greene County AL Natural Gas 631,717385,473,767.24610.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Alabama Power Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
41.41%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
28.43%
NUCLEAR
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20.97%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
9.13%
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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 electricity rate for Alabama Power customers?

The average rate of electricity for customers of Alabama Power is 14.10 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 9.18% 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 90.82% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

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

Consumers of Alabama Power pay, on average, a monthly bill of $160.19.

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: 2021-09-28