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Awards & Achievements

Our employees are continually working with nonprofit groups to make an impact on communities throughout the state of Alabama.



Outstanding Conservation Business Award
Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
For more than a decade, our Greene County Steam Plant has supported the Sumter/Marengo Water Festival, which brings nearly 700 fourth graders from the two counties together for a day of educational outreach and activities to promote water conservation.

Tree Line USA
Arbor Day Foundation
A national program recognizing public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees. A partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the national Association of State Foresters, Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

Chairman’s Award
Southeastern Energy Exchange
A special award to honor the one project that is considered the “Best of the Best.” This award is designated by the conference chairman and honors the project deemed most outstanding of all the category winners.

Industry Excellence Award – Environmental Category
Southeastern Energy Exchange
An industry recognition of Alabama Power’s outside-the-box research and field trials that affordably remove mercury and selenium from scrubber water using bacteria to break down chemical bonds while water filters through a series of half-acre holding ponds. Entries are reviewed by industry experts who evaluate and rate each project on its own merit, based on the designated Project Awards Criteria.


Technology Transfer Award – Power Delivery and Utilization category
Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI lauded the joint project of Electric Transportation and Fleet Services employees for incorporating PHEVs in fleet and company operations and applying EPRI results and analysis to the project.

Technology Transfer Award – Generation
Electric Power Research Institute
The Technology Transfer Awards recognize leaders and innovators who transfer research into results and spotlight collaborative research for the electric utility industry and its customers.

Top 12 of 2012
Green Resource Center for Alabama
Recognizes Alabama Power’s wind generation agreements with Tradewind Energy. The deal will provide 404 megawatts, the equivalent size of a new medium sized power plant, from wind. The new energy source amounts to about 3 percent of Alabama Power’s total energy capacity and enough to power up to 115,000 homes.

Best Performing Plant Award
Electric Utility Cost Group
Recognized Plant Miller as one of the top electric generating plants in the nation, and for the best performance and cost management by a large electric generating facility over a five-year period.

Honored Institution Award
National Weather Service
Recognized the commitment of five APC dams to provide weather data to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham. Weiss Dam and Logan Martin Dam received awards for 25 years of observations while Mitchell Dam, Lay Dam and Jordan Dam received awards for 75 years of observations.

Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award
American Wind Energy Association
Recognized APC’s efforts in helping to bring cost-effective wind power to the Southeast.

Watershed Conservation Development Award
Cahaba River Society
Recognized for projects aimed at reducing municipal-supplied water use at the company’s Birmingham headquarters.

Industry Excellence Award
Savannah Ocean Exchange
Recognized the carbon dioxide capture project at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry near Mobile. The project is a partnership among Southern Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and others.


Best Coal-Fired Project
Power Engineering Magazine
Recognized Plant Miller’s multi-year, nearly $1 billion initiative to install state-of-the-art environmental controls.


Technology Transfer Award
Electric Power Research Institute
Recognized the company’s demonstration of innovative fish protection technologies at its generation facilities.

Technology Transfer Awards
Electric Power Research Institute
Recognized voltage optimization field trials using green circuits


Gulf Guardian Business Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Recognized liter cleanup efforts by Alabama Power’s Plant Barry employees on the Mobile River.

Education of Litter Prevention Award
Keep America Beautiful
Recognized for the educational component of “Message in the Bottle-A River Adventure” coloring book.


Outstanding Conservation Business Award
Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
Recognized for the company’s outstanding example of cooperation with conservation districts through Renew Our Rivers.


Outstanding Stewardship of America’s Waters Award
National Hydropower Association
Recognized for the company’s role in Renew Our Rivers.


First Place in Litter Prevention
Keep America Beautiful
Recognized the role of Southern Generation in Renew Our River’s success.

Outstanding Stewardship of America’s Rivers Award
National Hydropower Association
Recognized Alabama Power’s role in Renew Our Rivers.


Volunteer Leadership Award
Keep America Beautiful
Recognized Alabama Power employee Gene Phifer for his role in launching Renew Our Rivers.


Water Conservationist of the Year award
Alabama Wildlife Federation


First Place in Litter Prevention
Keep America Beautiful