AMEA and City of Alexander City dedicate Solar Research Project

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Alexander City, will dedicate a new 50-KW solar research project in the City of Alexander City on Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. The AMEA-City of Alexander City Solar Research Project is located at 1635 Dadeville Road. The project was completed in February.

“We are proud of the new solar research project in Alexander City as part of our effort to enhance renew- able energy in our portfolio,” said Fred Clark, AMEA President & CEO. “We want to thank the City of Alexander City for its leadership and partnership in this endeavor.”

In conjunction with the solar research initiative, AMEA has been exploring and researching best practices in community solar parks in partnership with AMEA’s Member cities, including the City of Alexander City.

The AMEA Board of Directors approved a $1 million investment to construct one solar research project in each Member city for a total of 11 projects, Clark added. AMEA has dedicated similar-size solar research projects in Dothan, Foley, Luverne, Opelika, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.

The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce will also conduct a ribbon cutting as part of the day’s activities.

AMEA, located in Montgomery, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve some 350,000 customers in Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley (Riviera Utilities), LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.