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  • Industry Leader: Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

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    When was your company founded? 1981
    How many employees do you have in the River Region? 10

    What are your primary products and services? AMEA is a public power authority, which provides wholesale power to cities in central and south Alabama. AMEA has annual revenues in excess of $200 million. AMEA provides energy to approximately 135,000 customers who are served by Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Riviera Utilities, Sylacauga Utilities Board and the Utilities Board of Tuskegee.

    What sets your company apart from the competition? AMEA is a low-cost, reliable power supplier, which prides itself in forward-thinking, innovative initiatives. These initiatives include owning power generation in the AMEA-Sylacauga Plant, a 95 MW peaking plant with an initial cost of $50 million. The plant was placed in service in 2004. Searching for economic energy alternatives, AMEA has invested in solar research parks in its member cities. AMEA has been supportive of member cities with the following programs: providing more than $2.5 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in AMEA member cities since 1992 and providing distribution services that include a smart grid initiative of $25 million and a $1 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, just to name a few.

    Milestones & Honors: AMEA has partnered with Lightsource BP on a utility-scale solar project in Montgomery County. This $125 million plant will be in service in 2023. AMEA has also been working with renewable energy through member solar projects, investing some $1 million in 11 projects.
     
    80 Technacenter Drive, Suite 200 / Montgomery, AL 36117 / (334) 262-1126 / amea.com
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