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More than 800 employees of Alabama Power and family members served in the military during World War II

Captain W.P. Lay founded Alabama Power Company in December 1906 and began looking for a site to build a dam. Soon after, he found a site the Army Corps of Engineers had identified as a potential lock location on the Coosa River about 11 miles from Clanton. He acquired the site in 1910 and secured congressional approval to build the dam but could not find financing to build it until he met James Mitchell in 1911. Mitchell formed the Alabama Traction, Light & Power Company to consolidate hydro development sites in Alabama, and Alabama Power Company was in business. The dam was completed and began generating electricity in 1914. The lock location where the dam was built was Lock 12.

  • modelmommyof2Angel Tyler
    @alabamapower @modelmommyof2 Good morning! You are most welcome. We always appreciate how hard everyone there works. Thank you.
    4 days ago
    c_slagleyChristopher Slagley
    not going to's kind of funny to see an AL Power co-op reporting power outage via twitter! @Will_Whitlow @alabamapower
    1 week ago
    APC_RecruiterEric Phillips
    We're still taking applications for the Plant Auxiliary openings with @alabamapower at Plant Miller!
    1 week ago
    LochCSmithLochrane Smith
    More on the @alabamapower $10,000 gift to the best @RotaractBham idea to improve Bham.
    1 week ago
    jhorn25ajJason Horn
    Thx to @alabamapower for letting me know via twitter that the power is back on at my house! Very helpful!
    2 weeks ago