Power to the People
The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) is a joint action agency, a consortium of 11 public power systems within our state.
There really is strength in numbers. By pooling resources, AMEA’s 11 public power utilities gain the economies of scale needed to be efficient in today’s marketplace. Together, they can purchase low‑cost, reliable electricity for their communities and take advantage of the latest technologies to better serve customer needs. This collaborative approach results in substantial savings for their communities. AMEA strives for economic opportunity through innovation.
Where we get our power
Alabama Power Company
Morgan Stanley Capital Group
Southern Power Company
Black Bear Solar Energy Project
AMEA’s newest solar project, in partnership with Lighsource bp, located in south Montgomery County, will be one of the largest of its kind in Alabama. The 100 MW project will be located on 800 acres and include 280,000 solar panels. It will provide enough power for more than 20,000 homes. This project is due to be in service in 2023.
2024 AMEA Capacity Mix
Previously, Members’ electric power facilities were fueled by less than one percent solar and hydroelectric sources.
* AMEA, on behalf of its Members, sells the Renewable Energy Certificates associated with the Black Bear Solar Energy Project and hydroelectric resources to third parties.