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What is an Integrated Resource Plan?

An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a planning tool used by electric utilities. It is a long-term plan examining the utility’s “energy demand and supply and identifying risks that could prevent them from” best serving their ratepayers with low-cost and reliable energy. An IRP serves as a “roadmap for how a utility will meet electricity …

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Energy Alabama Joins “Southern Climate Equity Accelerator”, Led by SELF, America’s First Community Development Green Bank

A first cohort of nascent green funds joined this new regional initiative led by SELF to prepare for the deployment of federal funds that aim to support the region’s transition to an equitable clean energy economy Fort Pierce, Fla. – The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), America’s first local green bank and Community Development …

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Alabama’s State Energy Office Announces Funding for Two Critical New Energy Programs with Fast-Approaching Deadlines

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) recently announced two new vital energy programs for Alabamians, both of which are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits Program The State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits …

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How Alabama Homeowners Can Unlock Clean Energy Tax Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act includes many programs to accelerate the transition to clean energy across the U.S. Tax credits for home efficiency upgrades, clean energy installations, and new energy efficient home construction credits are the programs most likely to benefit Alabama homeowners in 2023. In this article, we’ll guide you through the tax credits …

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Alabama Electric Cooperatives Rank Last in New Regional Scorecard

If you haven’t heard, Energy Alabama has released an updated scorecard evaluating the performance of Alabama’s rural electric cooperatives in areas such as democratic governance, member services, and access to clean energy, to name a few. Energy Alabama represents one of seven southeastern states that are a part of Energy Democracy Y’all, an ongoing collaboration …

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Energy Alabama Revamps Student Membership!

Interested in sustainable energy? If so, connect with students like you across the state!  Energy Alabama is offering free memberships to college students across the state. Joining as a student member offers the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, industry experts, and professionals advocating for green energy and environmental justice both in Alabama and throughout …

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Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Deploys Solar, Alabama Power Fights It

The new Black Bear Solar Project in Montgomery County is almost operational and will provide massive cost savings to the 350,000 Alabamians who get electricity through one of the eleven municipal utilities participating in the project. We’re talking savings to the tune of $12 million in LESS THAN ONE year! And an estimated $40 million …

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