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December 12, 2019

AMEA and City of Lanett dedicate Solar Research Project

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Lanett, dedicated a new 50-KW solar research project in the City of Lanett on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The AMEA-City of Lanett Solar Research Project, located at 119 S. Gilmer Avenue, was completed in November. “We are proud of the new solar research project ...

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October 25, 2019

AMEA celebrates 15 years of AMEA-Sylacauga Plant

It was “chamber of commerce” weather on Thursday, Oct. 17 as the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) celebrated 15 years of its Sylacauga Plant with AMEA Members and other key stakeholders. Those in attendance enjoyed a barbecue lunch and tours of the plant. In 2004, AMEA became the first organization in Alabama in more than ...

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August 28, 2019

AMEA Board of Directors elect new officers

During its Aug. 22 board meeting, the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) Board of Directors elected new officers. Mayor Gary Fuller of Opelika has been elected chairman of the AMEA Board of Directors. Fuller replaces long-time board chairman, Don McClellan of Alexander City, who died June 26. Fuller, who has served on the AMEA Board ...

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August 16, 2019

AMEA and its members kick off 2020 Scholarship Program

Will you be graduating from high school in the spring of 2020? Do you receive your electricity from a pub- lic power utility in Alabama? Then if your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its 11 Member cities/utilities. AMEA ...

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May 29, 2019

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority announces 100 MW Solar PPA with Lightsource BP

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced today the development of a 130 MWDC / 100 MWAC solar energy project in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to AMEA under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The ...

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April 24, 2019

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 ...

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