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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.

  • KDChappKevin Chapp
    Great video @alabamapower using old downtown plant to grow @ALcomBirmingham @B_metro @APC_Recruiter
    2 weeks ago
    BayAreaFoodBankBay Area Food Bank
    @alabamapower Service Organization presented us with $2,000 check raised by their Mobile area fishing tournament.
    2 weeks ago
    tedmcinerneyTed McInerney
    Even w/ the cooler temps keep your central A/C at 78º according to @alabamapower The cooler temps will keep the demand for electricity down
    2 weeks ago
    MartinNewton1Martin Newton
    Special thanks to @alabamapower for sponsoring all kids 12&under to attend @samford_sports games free. #SamfordStrong #FamilyFun
    4 weeks ago