If you’ve been affected by COVID-19 and are having difficulty paying your bill, we offer payment options. Read below to learn more about how we can work with you on a solution. We are available and happy to assist you.
Supporting customers affected by COVID-19 with solutions to meet their needs remains a priority as we continue to navigate the pandemic. In a time that presents unique challenges, our support of our customers and the communities we call home has not wavered.
As part of this continued customer support, we are offering payment options to help customers facing economic or medical hardships due to COVID-19. We understand times are tough right now and will work directly with you on a solution. You can reach out to us over the phone at 1-800-245-2244 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., or online 24/7. Our business office doors are also open if you prefer to discuss in person. (Please note: We request all visitors to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.) We are happy to assist you.
Return to Standard Business Operations
In addition to continuing to support organizations in the state through the Alabama Power Foundation's $1 million pledge, standard business operations include the following services for residential and business customers:
When the state of emergency was declared on March 13, 2020, we did not disconnect or charge late fees to any customer affected by COVID-19. On September 28, 2020, we resumed standard operations.
As always, our customer service team stands ready to work individually with customers who need our help. If you need assistance, you can contact a Customer Service representative by logging into your account or calling 1-800-245-2244.
Our partners in the community also are ready to help. More information on resources and assistance programs through Community Action Agencies are available here.
Our business offices and Appliance Centers are open for walk-in service, in addition to our 24/7 payment kiosks, drop boxes and drive-thru options. You will have one or more service options available at each office.
Another option is visiting one of many Authorized Payment Locations, including grocery stores, drug stores and banks, where bills can be paid with cash. Customers are encouraged to find the location most convenient to them at AlabamaPower.com/PayinPerson. Please note, effective February 1, 2021, Alabama Power payments made at these locations will incur a $1.50 convenience fee. The $1.50 fee is a convenience fee paid to the vendor for processing the payment. No part of this fee is collected by Alabama Power.
If you prefer to use our digital and phone billing and payment options, go here to learn more.
Need help paying for utilities and rent in Alabama?
Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama – ERAA https://eraalabama.com
*Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama (ERRA) administers aid for all counties except Jefferson, Mobile, Montgomery, and City of Birmingham. You may visit their website for more details.
Jefferson County Emergency Rental Assistance – ERAP https://erap.jccal.org
Mobile County Emergency Rental Assistance- https://www.mobilecountyal.gov/rental-and-utility-assistance
Montgomery County Emergency Rental Assistance - https://www.mc-ala.org/services/emergency-rental-assistance-montgomery-county
City of Birmingham Emergency Rental Assistance- https://www.birminghamal.gov/renthelp
Those able to support neighbors in need can check the Project SHARE box on their Alabama Power bill or online account. Contributions to Project SHARE, administered by the Salvation Army, directly support low-income and elderly customers in our communities.Learn More
We are closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Alabama’s economy and the overall well-being of our business customers. Resources for businesses can be found at
We have taken proactive actions to both prevent the spread of illness and protect the safety and health of employees, including:
We encourage our customers and employees to follow the guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which includes helpful tips and reminders about:
Safety First is our top priority as we work to serve our customers and provide reliable, affordable energy. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please maintain a safe social distance of six feet from our crews and field representatives. We remain steadfast in our commitment to power Alabama communities during this time.
We have seen an uptick in scammers targeting customers over the phone claiming to be an Alabama Power representative and requesting immediate payment on accounts. These scams happen periodically and are increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We work with each of our customers on the best service options for their accounts, and the schemes that criminals use are not part of our business practices.
An informed customer can combat scammers. Remember the following tips to protect yourself from scams:
The Alabama Power Foundation and the ABC Trust have pledged $1 million to provide support to communities affected by coronavirus.
The foundation and trust are partnering with agencies including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way and others.
The foundation is working with its nonprofit community partners to identify needs and where gaps exist. In addition, the trust is collaborating with community action agencies to address food insecurity, medicine and hygiene needs, and energy assistance.
Additional plans to provide community support include:
Reallocating funds to provide accelerated assistance to organizations with a 501(c)3 status, including churches and faith-based organizations that are providing community relief programs.
Coordinating with the Alabama Workforce Council to identify ways to support displaced workers.
Partnering with other foundations to provide relief efforts to small businesses affected by this pandemic.
Take advantage of our energy-efficiency tips and resources to help you track your energy use and manage your account while spending more time at home.
Looking for fun and educational ways to keep kids learning and engaged at home? Meet Louie the Lightning Bug. Take advantage of his free interactive activities, designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Alabamians are stepping up to help fellow Alabamians deal with the pandemic.
In keeping with its commitment to bring you “good news from home,” Alabama NewsCenter is looking to share as many examples as possible of Alabamians helping Alabamians during this time of crisis. You can get the latest updates here.
If you have an example of a business or organization doing something to help, let us know by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject “COVID Alabama.” If you are a restaurant or business changing how you operate, let us know so we can pass that along to your potential customers.