Alabama Power will shut down 40 office locations later this summer (Birmingham News File)
Alabama Power is planning to close nearly half of its business offices across the state.
The company currently has 86 offices, but only 46 will remain after the company’s decision to combine some locations. The 40 closing offices will shut their doors by August 30.
“To more effectively serve our customers’ evolving needs, we are better positioning our operations by combining selected business offices and Appliance Centers across our service territory,” Alabama Power spokesperson Beth Thomas said on Saturday. “More of our customers pay their bills and manage their accounts electronically and electronic payments are our fastest growing payment channels.”
Thomas added customers can also set up autopay online, or pay in-person at an authorized location. According to Thomas, there are more than 2,500 authorized payment locations at local retailers like Walmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Piggly Wiggly. Find a location near you at alabamapower.com/payinperson.
“More of our customers want to do business with us electronically and fewer are walking into offices. And as mentioned, we’ve also seen more customers using authorized payment locations, with multiple locations available in communities across the state that offer convenient hours on nights and weekends. Customers can conveniently pay and manage their accounts at these locations while they’re picking up their groceries or other goods,” Thomas said. “In fact, most offices that are closing have at least five authorized payment locations within a five-mile radius.”
Thomas said Alabama Power is providing employees of the soon-to-be-closed locations “as many options as possible to manage their careers.” She said, “Examples include repositioning to other offices and new opportunities where they can use their skill sets to gain additional experience.”
Here are the Alabama Power offices closing later this summer:
- Carbon Hill
- West Blocton
- Alexander City
- Bayou La Batre
- Grove Hill
- Fort Deposit