Alabama Power raising rates beginning in August

Alabama Power says its customer will see an increase on their bills starting in August.

Spokesperson for the power company says the rising cost of fuel has necessitated an adjustment to their rate.

A typical residential customer bill will increase by about $6 a month to cover the higher cost of fuel.

“Using diverse fuel types and sources has helped dampen the adjustment – which is lower than the current rate of inflation,” said in a statement provided by Alabama Power. “We do not make any money from fuel expenses, and remain committed to providing the low-cost, dependable service customers have come to expect.”

Alabama Power said customers will also notice a credit on their July bill. The typical customer is said to receive a one-time credit of around $19. Officials say the credit is due to lower than forecasted cost in 2021.

Anyone needing assistance with their bills can call Alabama Power at 1-800-245-2244 or visit their website for more details.

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