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Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading consumer energy advocate, released the following statement in support of increasing capacity to meet growing demand and ensuring greater reliability for consumers across the state.

CEA Gulf Coast Director Kaitlin Schmidtke said:

“As consumer demand continues to increase, utilities and elected officials must continue to work together to anticipate our growing energy needs, and ensure we are creating facilities that generate power with enough capacity to ensure reliability for our consumers,” she said. “The plan recently announced by Alabama Power includes five large-scale solar projects paired with complementary gas plants to ensure that power is balanced, reliable and steady from day to night and summer to winter.

“Approving this additional energy capacity is a no-brainer for Alabama officials, especially as we move into an era where making the necessary updates and maintaining electric capacity is crucial to operating a stable grid. Alabama’s families and businesses are ultimately at stake, and the state’s ability to grow and attract new people, businesses and industry depend on reliable power.

“That is why CEA is urging the PSC to continue to increase capacity to meet the demand and ensure reliability, so Alabama can grow towards the future and meet the needs of its consumers.”

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About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading consumer advocate for energy, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households and businesses across the country. CEA works daily to encourage people across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our energy needs. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

Contact:
Emily Haggstrom
P: 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org