Every day our employees are helping to improve Alabama’s air quality. Our 6,900 employees who live and work in the state are committed to improving air quality by consistently meeting and surpassing the standards set by the federal government to protect human health and the environment and implementing a vigorous compliance and auditing program.
Since the late 1990s, Alabama Power has spent $4 billion to meet federal environmental mandates related to air. Since 1996, we have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides by 98 percent and 89 percent, respectively.
For decades, we have made significant investments in scrubber and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technologies to meet regulations to reduce emissions. Recently, we have added a baghouse and chemical injection technologies while adjusting our fuel mix to meet additional regulations.