Two AMEA Members recognized for exceptional electric reliability

The City of Lanett Electric Department and Riviera Utilities have received national recognition for achiev- ing exceptional electric reliability in 2018. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned elec- tric utilities.

Both AMEA Membera were presented Certificates of Excellence in Reliability at the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) Power Supply Conference President’s Awards Dinner on April 18 in Point Clear. This is the fourth year the City of Lanett Electric Department has been recognized.

APPA helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

AMEA, the wholesale power provider for Lanett and Riviera Utilities, as well as nine (9) other public power utilities in Alabama, began providing each Member utility free access to this software application several years ago.

“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service,” said Michael Hyland, Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, APPA. “Community-owned electric utilities have a strong track record of reliability.”

AMEA’s Member cities include Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley (Riviera Utilities), LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.