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Forest Hills Residents Want Answers After Recent Power Outages

Some people living in a small Montgomery community say they’ve been left in the dark several times in recent weeks. Forest Hills residents want to know what’s causing the frequent power outages. One resident has started a petition demanding answers. Some say their power has gone out twice in a week, and at least five times in recent weeks. “If…

Alabama Power Faces $250K Fine

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama environmental regulators have proposed a $250,000 fine against Alabama Power Company after groundwater tests near the company’s coal ash pond in Gadsden showed high levels of arsenic and radium. Alabama Department of Environmental Management says Alabama Power “caused or allowed the unpermitted discharge of pollutants associated with ash pond wastewater … to waters of the…

Alabama Power Reports Scattered Power Outages

Alabama Power is reporting scattered power outages across Central, West and South Alabama. At 8AM, Alabama Power says there are approximately 4,350 customers are without service. The following is a quick rundown of outages by county location: Tallapoosa County – 1,500 customers Elmore County – 880 customers Montgomery County – 505 customers Perry County – 230 customers Butler County –…

Wetumpka Tornado Response Has Been Phenomenal

The clean up effort has been amazing in Wetumpka. On Saturday an EF-2 Tornado struck in Downtown causing extensive damage to at least 25 structures. First responders and Utility Crews were on the ground Saturday night and have been working non-stop to restore essential services to customers. Power poles were snapped in half Saturday, and most of the area was…

Montgomery Launches Smart City Living Lab

The city has launched the latest initiative in its Smart City plan. Mayor Todd Strange, County Commission chairman Elton Dean, and Leslie Sanders of Alabama Power made the announcement Wednesday. Together with Alabama Power and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Smart Community Alliance announced the formation of a smart corridor in areas of downtown Montgomery. Progress can…

Coal Ash Cleanup Costs to be Paid by Alapowco Customers

Alabama Power’s coal-fired plant in Greene County. Coal ash was disposed of in ponds like the one in the foreground of this photo. The company is emptying ponds like it now. Coal ash from a TVA plant spill being loaded onto rail cars in Tennessee in 2008 for transport to an Alabama landfill in Uniontown, Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) –…

Thousands Still Without Power after Thursday Storms

10k in Central Alabama, 48k Statewide

The numbers from Alabama Power as of 9:00 AM Friday   Montgomery County (1,650 customers) Tallapoosa County (1,500 customers) Lowndes County (1,400 customers) Elmore County (1,300 customers) Dallas County (1,270 customers) Wilcox County (1,220 customers) Butler County (860 customers) Perry County (480 customers) Chilton County (430 customers) Autauga County (190 customers) Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide Tags: Alabama Power, storm outages

Alabama Power Customers to See Slightly Lower Bills

Alabama Power Co. customers will see slightly lower power bills because of a federal tax cut given to utilities. The Alabama Public Service Commission on Tuesday discussed the utility giant’s plans to pass the savings on to consumers in the form of a bill credit. Commissioners approved a number of related measures. Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said the typical…