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ACH Payments

One of the easiest, most preferred ways to pay your company’s power bill is through Automatic Clearing House (ACH). ACH is an electronic network for business-to-business financial transactions. It lets you determine when to release the electronic payment from your account to us.

Benefits of Using ACH

ACH payments provide increased cash flow management by minimizing payment posting time. We will continue to read your meter and calculate your bill each month. And you will continue to receive your bill each month as you normally do.

 

Learn how it works and how to get started with our Frequently Asked Questions.

How is ACH used?

It is used mostly by commercial customers who have the ability to create Corporate Trade Exchange (CTX) or Cash Concentration and Disbursement plus Addendum transactions (CCD+).

How do I create a payment transaction?

Please contact either your financial institution or the National Automated Clearing House (NACHA) if you have any questions on how to create a CTX or CCD+ transaction. Your company's technology system will determine what ACH payment option is available to you. Your company's IT department can help determine your capabilities. Please be advised we do not accept email or fax remittance.

How do I make a payment using ACH?

The transaction sent to the bank must include the payment coupon or remittance advice (10-digit Alabama Power account number) in order to qualify for ACH payments.

What types of ACH payments will you accept?

  • We accept ACH, CTX and CCD+ transactions without addendum data, specifically, the full 10-digit Alabama Power account number.
  • CTX payment format combines payment information, addendum record with related information, such as invoice numbers, allowing for multiple payments in a single transfer of funds. View payment example.
  • CCD+ payment format combines payment information, addendum record with related information, such as invoice number for a single payment in a single transfer of funds. View payment example.  
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