Nearly one-third of the electricity that serves our customers today is from clean fuel sources, and that number will continue to grow.
We are transforming the way we power Alabama through the diverse mix of energy sources we use to generate reliable electricity.
A significant part of that mix is derived from clean energy sources, which also reduces our carbon emissions.
Clean energy is electricity generated from carbon-free fuel sources. These sources are renewable (solar, hydro and wind) or do not emit carbon during the generation of electricity, like nuclear energy. Each source works differently in contributing to our electric grid. Together, they provide us with many ways to ensure we are meeting our customers’ energy needs today and tomorrow.
We founded our business on clean energy and innovation, using hydropower to provide electricity to Alabamians. Since then, we have evolved with the energy industry, exploring new technologies that continue to meet the demands of our customers and strengthen our power grid.
We are committed to growing our clean energy portfolio, generating even more electricity from carbon-free fuel sources. And we are doing that by investing in solar projects, modernizing our hydroelectric facilities and nuclear plants, adding natural gas plants and educating customers on ways to reduce their energy usage overall.Explore Our Work
There are several types of clean energy we use to power our grid. As technology advances, so do our methods of capturing as much energy as we can in a safe and responsible way.
Solar energy is power that is harnessed directly from the rays of the sun. The sun can provide energy as a source of electricity for your home or business.Explore Solar
Hydroelectric power channels the force of falling water to produce electricity. It has a long and rich history of generating reliable electricity for more than a century.Explore Hydro
Nuclear energy is a sound, environmentally responsible fuel source that produces little to no greenhouse gases and accounts for nearly half of all emission-free electric generating capacity in the U.S.Explore Nuclear Power
Wind energy is not easy to come by in Alabama, so we work with wind farms in other states. We have agreements with Chisholm View Wind Project in Oklahoma and Buffalo Dunes Wind Project in Kansas to use the power and associated Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from these plants to serve customers.Learn about RECs
Finding ways to use, generate and support clean energy is not just a priority for us. It’s a priority for many of our customers. We offer programs to help our residential and business customers meet their clean energy goals based on their level of commitment and timeline.View Programs
We are focused on advancing energy efficiency and new clean energy technologies, particularly in solar battery units, distributed energy resources and fleet modernization. Through this research, we can continue to provide reliable power and build resiliency in our power grid.
Our efforts are part of a larger clean energy strategy set forth by our parent company, Southern Company, which includes a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. You can view our progress in the Sustainability Summary.
Catch up on the ways we’re helping build a future of clean energy.