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PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

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PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, which was known as the Alabama Electric Cooperative until January 2008, "is a generation and transmission cooperative that provides the wholesale power needs of 20 distribution members — 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems — in Alabama and northwest Florida."[1] PowerSouth’s current fuel generation mix consists of: 67.7% coal, 29.1% natural gas, 2.8% hydro, and .4% renewable energy (landfill gas).[2]


Existing Coal Plants

Plant Name State Year(s) Built Capacity
Charles R. Lowman Power Plant AL 1969,1978,1980 538 MW

Each year, the Lowman Power Plant burns approximately 1.5 million tons of coal to produce the steam needed to make electricity. Coal is transported to the plant by rail and by barge on the Tombigbee River. [3]

Contact details

2027 East Three Notch Street
Andalusia, AL 36421

Mailing Address:
PO Box 550
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: (334) 427-3000
Email: info AT powersouth.com
Website: http://www.powersouth.com

Resources

References

  1. "Corporate Overview: Summary", PowerSouth Energy Cooperative website, accessed July 2008.
  2. "A Look into CHELCO'S Energy Future" Energy News Website, September 12, 2008
  3. "Gulf Coast Electric: About Us" Gulf Coast Electric, September 2009

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