Alabama NewsCenter — Hydro helps power a better Alabama1 min read
Alabama Power‘s mission to electrify the state started 116 years ago. The company began harnessing the power of water, starting with Lay Dam, which went into service in 1914. The spread of electricity led to exponential growth in all parts of the state. The company is still using water today to generate more electricity than ever before – about 8% of its annual energy mix.
Today is National Hydropower Day, which recognizes the vital role hydro plays in bolstering the nation’s clean energy infrastructure and providing grid resiliency and reliability. Hydropower is the second largest renewable in the U.S.
Alabama Power owns and operates 14 hydroelectric plants, which produce zero-emission, lower-cost electricity – with storage capacity for reliability – for customers across Alabama.
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