The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Luverne, dedicated
a new 50-KW solar research project in the City of Luverne on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The
AMEA-City of Luverne Solar Research Project is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 331 and
Industrial Parkway in Luverne. The project was completed in October.
“We are proud of the new solar research project in Luverne as part of our effort to enhance renewable
energy in our portfolio,” said Fred Clark, AMEA President & CEO. “We want to thank the
City of Luverne 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 Luverne. 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.
On hand for the special event were City of Luverne elected officials, members of the Luverne
Electric Board, as well as members of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce and the
Crenshaw County Economic and Industrial Development Authority.
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.