When the Alabama Public Service Commission recently approved a new rate structure for Alabama Power -- by a 2-to-1 vote -- AARP began calling for the PSC to show us the numbers. The two commissioners voting for the new plan, Twinkle Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden, claimed it would result in lower power bills for Alabama Power customers. Terry Dunn disagreed, voting against the new plan, and said it might even raise power bills for hardworking Alabama families.
Enough already! The Alabama Public Service Commission continues to put excessive profits before hard-working Alabamians. Just last month, the commission voted 2 – to - 1 to approve a new rate plan for Alabama Power that will do little, if anything, to lower bills.
September 11 is a national day of service for AARP and organizations across the country to honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. This year, several AARP chapters and the state office staff will be participating in projects that benefit their communities.
A reminder that tomorrow is the last Public Service Commission meeting on Alabama Power's rates. The Commission agreed to look into the rates and profits of Alabama Power, and has held two informal public meetings already to hear from the company and customers. The third and final meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in Montgomery, at the RSA building, 201 Union St., 9th Floor auditorium.