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August 22, 2018

AMEA and its members kick off 2019 Scholarship Program

Will you be graduating from high school in the spring of 2019? 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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July 11, 2018

Clark honored with Wendell Cauley Award

In recognition of his longstanding commitment and dedication to public power, Fred D. Clark, Jr., President & CEO, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), has been presented the W. Wendell Cauley Award by Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA). Jonathan Hand, ECA Executive Director, and Bilee Cauley, the wife of the late Wendell Cauley, presented Clark with ...

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June 27, 2018

AMEA, Opelika and Tuskegee dedicate Solar Research Projects

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Opelika and Opelika Power Services (OPS), as well as the City of Tuskegee and the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT), dedicated new 50-KW solar research projects in those cities on June 26 and 27. The Opelika project is located at 400 Fox Run ...

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June 26, 2018

Clark re-elected to national public power board

Fred D. Clark, Jr., President & CEO, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), has been re-elected to the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors. His re-election took place during the Association’s annual Business Meeting at the APPA National Conference in New Orleans, LA, on June 19. Association board members are chosen to represent 10 ...

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May 30, 2018

AMEA salutes Alabama’s linemen

Without them, we’d be sitting in the dark, freezing cold or unbearably hot. We wouldn’t be able to charge our cell phones, make our morning coffee, use our computers or watch our favorite sporting event on TV. When we’re safe in our homes amidst a big storm, they’re braving the weather to do their work. ...

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April 24, 2018

Three AMEA Members recognized for exceptional electric reliability

Fairhope Public Utilities, the City of Lanett Electric Department and the Utilities Board of Tuskegee have received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2017. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not- for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. Each Member city/utility was presented a ...

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