Ala. Power customers to get small refund

Source: Alabama Power
Source: Alabama Power

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Power customers can expect to see a refund coming up on their March or April bills - not a windfall - but a small piece of the funds returned in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy.

The state's Public Service Commission met Tuesday morning to consider the refund after Alabama Power won a $16.4 million suit against the U.S. Department of Energy after the department failed to provide a storage place for spent nuclear fuel.

Alabama Power was forced to build storage units at its nuclear power plant near Dothan, Ala. at the cost of Alabama Power customers through their monthly utility bills.

Customers can now expect a small refund - ranging from between $2 and $10 depending on the amount of kilowatt hours used by the customer.

This rebate is expected to be given in an amount subtracted from the customer's March or April utility bill.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.