Alabama Power Company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a company in the southern United States that provides electricity service to 1.3 million homes, businesses, and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. It is one of four U.S. utilities operated by the Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.
Alabama Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility, and the second largest subsidiary of Southern Company. More than 78,000 miles of power lines carry electricity to customers throughout 44,500 square miles.
Alabama Power's hydroelectric generating plants encompass several lakes on the Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Black Warrior Rivers, as well as coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear and cogeneration plants in various parts of the state. In addition to generating electricity, the waters surrounding the plants offer recreational opportunities for Alabama residents and visitors.
In April 2006, Alabama Power and Southern Company were given the "Outstanding Stewardship of American Rivers Award" by the National Hydropower Association for their "Renew Our Rivers" program.
|James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant||Bucks, Alabama||2,657,200 kW|
|Gadsden Electric Generating Plant||Gadsden, Alabama||120,000 kW|
|Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating Plant||Wilsonville, Alabama||1,880,000 kW|
|William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant||Parrish, Alabama||1,221,250 kW|
|Green County Electric Generating Plant||Demopolis, Alabama||1,220,000 kW|
|James H. Miller, Jr. Electric Generating Plant||West Jefferson, Alabama||2,640,000 kW|
|Weiss Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Leesburg, Alabama||87,750 kW|
|Henry Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Ohatchee, Alabama||72,900 kW|
|Logan Martin Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Vincent, Alabama||128,250 kW|
|Lay Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Clanton, Alabama||177,000 kW|
|Mitchell Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Verbena, Alabama||170,000 kW|
|Jordan Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Wetumpka, Alabama||100,000 kW|
|Bouldin Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Wetumpka, Alabama||225,000 kW|
|Harris Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Lineville, Alabama||135,000 kW|
|Martin Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Tallassee, Alabama||154,200 kW|
|Yates Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Tallassee, Alabama||45,500 kW|
|Thurlow Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Tallassee, Alabama||85,000 kW|
|Black Warrior River|
|Smith Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Jasper, Alabama||157,500 kW|
|Bankhead Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Northport, Alabama||53,985 kW|
|Holt Hydroelectric Generating Plant||Holt, Alabama||49,000 kW|
|Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Electric Generating Plant||Dothan, Alabama||1,720,000 kW|
|Theodore Cogen Facility||Theodore, Alabama||273,870 kW|
|Washington County Cogen Facility||McIntosh, Alabama||122,579 kW|
|GE Plastics Cogen Facility||Burkville, Alabama||105,100 kW|
|Powell Avenue Steam Plant||Birmingham, Alabama||n/a - steam production only|