Alabama Power was founded in 1906 in Birmingham, Alabama. The company provides electricity and power to more than 1.4 million customers in the greater Birmingham area.’
In addition to power, the company also operates appliance stores in the area. The company is investor owned, and operates as a subsidiary of Southern Company. Alabama Power has several hydroelectric plants to provide energy on the Black Warrior, Tallapoosa, and Coosa lakes.
Alabama Power has more than 78,000 miles of electrical cable and is the largest taxpayer in the state. The Southern Company operates 4 electric plants, with Alabama Power is the second largest.