AMEA PARTNERS WITH CITY OF DOTHAN TO DEVELOP SOLAR RESEARCH PROJECTMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 30 2017 8:45 AM
The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) will dedicate a new 50-KW solar research project in the City of Dothan on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. The AMEA-City of Dothan Solar Research Project is located on Westgate Parkway in Dothan.
The project was completed in October. “We are proud of the new solar research project in Dothan 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 Dothan for its 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 Dothan. 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.
On hand for the special event will be City of Dothan elected officials, as well as members of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. 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