Putting aside that Alabama Power is creating a new definition of energy efficiency, the utility’s actions still don’t align with their words. Alabama Power customers have the third highest electricity bills in the United States. It seems the assistance that Alabama Power is offering their customers may be insufficient. Perhaps they should consider a new form of assistance – like working in a stakeholder process to identify what the gaps in their energy efficiency offerings are and put real action towards saving customers money on their energy bills.
Alabama Power does not provide any public information about their energy efficiency program plans or measurement and verification reports, and very little about savings through Energy Information Administration filings. From my perspective, this means that Alabama Power is not interested in energy efficiency, or in helping their customers lower their energy bills.Disappointingly, Alabama Power and the Public Service Commission won’t be helping their consumers out with any way to getaway from their high energy bills this year.
All across Tennessee, low-income families are put in a difficult situation due to high energy burdens. The term “energy burden” refers to the portion of household income spent on energy bills. In Tennessee, some residents are paying as much as 20% of their annual income on their energy bill.
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