Solar Project Official Startup is a headline worth noting. The goal is to learn whether solar power can work in this area and also determine whether it can reduce utility costs.
You may have noticed the solar panels that were recently placed at Highway 199.
AMEA NEWS RELEASE
The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Tuskegee and the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT), will dedicate a new 50-KW solar research project in the City of Tuskegee on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. The AMEA-City of Tuskegee-UBT Solar Research Project is located at 48 Alabama Highway 199 in Tuskegee. The project was completed in May.
“We are proud of the new solar research project in Tuskegee as part of our effort to enhance renewable energy in our portfolio,” said Fred Clark, AMEA President & CEO. “We want to thank the City of Tuskegee and UBT for their leadership and partnership in this endeavor.”
In conjunction with the solar research initiative, AMEA has been exploring and researching best practices in community solar parks in partnership with AMEA’s Member cities, including the City of Tuskegee.
The AMEA Board of Directors approved a $1 million investment to construct one solar research project in each Member city for a total of 11 projects, Clark added. In November 2017, AMEA dedicated similar-size solar research projects in Dothan and Luverne.
The Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce will also conduct a ribbon cutting as part of the day’s activities.
AMEA, located in Montgomery, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve some 350,000 customers in Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley (Riviera Utilities), LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.
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