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You may be able to save money on your power bill based on how and when you use electricity. Review your options to decide which rate plan is right for your household. You can also customize your plan with our optional add-ons and discounts found on the menu of special features below.

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Family Dwelling 

You're able to conserve energy throughout the month but are unable to decrease your energy use in summer afternoons and winter mornings.

  • Standard Rate serving most of our customers (You're most likely on this plan if you haven't switched.)
  • An energy charge based on your usage and time of year

Family Dwelling Demand

You're able to avoid using multiple large appliances at the same time during summer afternoons and winter mornings.

  • Our lowest energy rate if you can avoid using multiple large appliances at the same time during specific hours
  • Monthly demand charge based on your highest usage (draw) during peak hours over the past year + a flat energy charge
  • Avoid using multiple large appliances during peak hours - weekday afternoons (1pm-5pm) April through October, and early mornings (6am-9am) the rest of the year.

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Advantage - Demand

You're able to reduce your energy usage on summer afternoons and winter mornings and avoid using multiple large appliances at the same time.

  • Offers a lower energy rate throughout most of the year
  • During summer weekday afternoons and winter weekday mornings, the rate increases
  • Small monthly demand charge based on your highest usage (draw) that month + an energy charge that varies based on time of day, day of the week, and the season
  • Shift usage away from summer weekdays (1pm-7pm) and winter mornings (5am-9am).
  • Avoid using mulitple large appliances at the same time.

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Advantage - Energy

You're unable to avoid using multiple large appliances at the same time, but able to reduce your energy usage on summer afternoons and winter mornings.

  • Offers a lower energy rate throughout most of the year
  • During summer weekday afternoons and winter weekday mornings, the rate increases
  • Base charge is higher than the standard plan + an energy charge that varies based on time of day, day of the week, and the season
  • Shift usage away from summer weekdays (1pm-7pm) and winter mornings (5am-9am). 

You prefer the predictability of the same bill amount each month for a whole year.

  • Stake review12-month contracted rate plan where we offer you a fixed monthly bill that will not vary during the year as your usage does - no surprises for a full year
  • This amount may be more than you would pay under your existing rate plan
  • If you consistently reduce your energy usage throughout the whole year, it will influence your offer for the following year.

Please note: All rate plans include a monthly base charge. Other types of charges may be used in different rate plans and are noted accordingly in the chart. It’s important to note that total costs are spread over the various types of charges within different rate plans; therefore, fewer types of charges in a plan does not always mean lower bills. Each type of charge is defined in the FAQ section below. You may notice that having the various types of charges provide options in how you manage your energy use, so you may be able to benefit from a specific rate plan.

 

 

FAQs

What is a rate plan?

A rate plan determines how much you pay for electricity. Your choice of rate plan is your responsibility. Family Dwelling (Rate FD) is considered the standard residential rate, and all other rate plans are considered optional. You may choose to take service using one of the optional rates, assuming you meet the qualifying requirements, and request to take service under the conditions of the optional rate plan.

Why would I want to change my rate plan?

Changing your plan could save you money, depending on your home's efficiency, your energy usage and your habits/lifestyle. 

How do I know which is the best plan for me?

We offer stake app review|welcome_Transmission to help you understand and better manage your energy usage, so you can decide if the plan you stake.comare currently on is best for you. Our team is also available to answer any questions you may have to better inform your decision to switch.  

How often can I switch?

All our plans are for a 12-month term, so you can change about once per year. You may incur a fee if you change plans more often.

How do I make the change?

Give us a call at 1-800-254-2244, and we’ll guide you through the process.

What are the various types of charges that may be included in different rate plans?

The monthly base charge is applied to every customer based on the rate plan you choose. This charge includes general costs, like metering, billing and customer service, that do not vary with the amount of energy used (kWhs) each month.

Because electricity cannot be stored in large quantities, the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity needs to have the capacity to meet the peak demand of all our customers at any given moment. A monthly demand charge is included in some rate plans to recover costs associated with maintaining the level of service to meet the demand you need when you need it. It is calculated based on your highest usage during a given time period. This type of charge allows you to save if you can adjust energy usage and demand (avoid using major appliances at once) during peak use hours.  For rate plans that do not have a monthly demand charge, these types of costs are included in the energy charge of the rate plan.

The energy* charge includes costs that vary with the amount of energy (kWhs) that you use each month. It includes certain operations and maintenance costs associated with generating electricity. This type of charge is included in all rate plans and is often used to cover other types of costs such as demand when there is no monthly demand charge.  This type of charge allows you to save if you can reduce your energy usage (kWhs) overall or during specified peak use hours.

*Please note that fuel is also a major type of energy cost recovered through a separate rate that applies to all customers (Rate Rider ECR – Energy Cost Recovery). This is the cost of fuel used to generate electricity and is based upon how much electricity you use. To calculate the fuel charge, simply multiply the kWhs consumed for the month by the ECR factor (use the amount in the SEC column for residential customers), which is stated in mills/kWh. A mill is 1/10 of a cent; example: Stake review31.936 mills = 3.1936 cents.

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Rules, Regulations & Adjustments

View our residential power rates and regulations, including rate riders. A rate rider is a supplemental rate schedule that appends or modifies a rate schedule.

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Give us a call at 1-800-254-2244.

Bill Calculation Factors

Bill Calculation Factors consist of NDR and ECR.

Natural Disaster Reserve (NDR) is designed to adjust monthly billings to address the financial impact attributed to certain natural disasters.

Energy Cost Recovery (ECR) is the fuel charge, and is stated in mills/kwh. A mill is 1/10 of a cent; example: 29.689 mills = 2.9689 cents.

The following pdfs list the NDR and ECR rates for this year and previous years, for your reference.

Optional Products and Services

Alabama Power Company’s Rate OPS (Optional Products and Services) currently offers Renewable Energy Certificates, which you can learn more about here.

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