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Energy Education | June 29, 2017

I give a number of civic club presentations. I call them my “Rotary Club talks.” I start each presentation by picking an unsuspecting victim and asking, “Where does electricity come from?” The answers vary, but the most common answer I get (about 30% of the time) is, “out of the wall” or the “the switch.” I always follow up those responses with, “So how did it get into the wall?” The answers then become more logical as the victims think more about power lines and where the lines come from. However, about three years ago, one victim – a Rotarian – responded, “They put it in there when they built the house.”



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PowerSouth Prepares For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins June 1, and as always, safety is PowerSouth’s highest priority. The Weather Channel Professional Division expects the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season to be the most active since 2012 with a total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes with three considered major.

Year round, safety is PowerSouth’s number-one priority. A company-wide Emergency Response Plan thoroughly details preparation and restoration guidelines for natural disasters. Employees are involved in emergency response and know their role and how to execute the plan accordingly. We hold annual drills to ensure we operate smoothly and effectively.

There are a lot of things to consider before, during and after a hurricane, and advance preparation is very beneficial. 

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Energy Awareness

You flip a switch. You plug in. The electricity flows. And somewhere not far away, a turbine turns and a generator spins to produce the electricity we all depend on.

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Energy Efficiency

Conserving today means saving tomorrow. Rising energy costs. Climate change. These are complex issues. Lowering your monthly electric bill? That's easy.

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Energy For Learning

PowerSouth realizes the importance of energy education in the communities it serves. The distribution members offer a variety of education programs for all ages. Programs include:

  • Cooperative Critters
  • Safety City
  • The Van De Graaff Generator

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For more information about PowerSouth and our distribution members, please contact Baynard Ward, Communication Manager at (334) 427-3330 or download our Media Kit.

Quick Facts:

  • PowerSouth is the 13th largest privately owned business in Alabama.
  • PowerSouth employs 575 (as of Dec. 31, 2015) at nine sites in Alabama and Florida.
  • PowerSouth has assets in excess of $1.8 billion.
  • With a combined generating capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts, PowerSouth utilizes a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal and hydroelectricity.
  • PowerSouth’s expansive network of transmission assets includes more than 2,200 miles of line and nearly 300 substations.

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