AMEA Power

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

431
MWs

Alabama Power Company

172
MWs

Southeastern Power
Administration (SEPA)

95
MWs

AMEA-Sylacauga Plant

50
MWs

Morgan Stanley Capital Group

25
MWs

Southern Power Company

AMEA Power

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.

Press Release
FAQ

AMEA
Project Website

2024 AMEA Capacity Mix

Previously, Members’ electric power facilities were fueled by less than one percent solar and hydroelectric sources.

AMEA Capacity Mix
Coal
Hydro
Gas
Nuclear
Solar
Coal
Hydro
Gas
Nuclear
Solar

* 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.