Utility companies have a long history of working to ensure the safety and comfort of the people of Alabama during times of crisis. Now, more than ever, we are committed to continuing to serve affordable, safe and reliable power to businesses and individuals all across the state.
The member and affiliate companies of the Energy Institute of Alabama are proud to serve uninterrupted power during these uncertain times, especially to those in the medical field on the front lines battling this disease and those most severely economically impacted.
Utility services are indeed essential services not only to power our homes, but also in providing the energy needed for critical services we are counting on to protect the safety and well-being of all Alabamians. However, power does not reach its destination on its own. We have a number of selfless people in the energy industry who work every single day — even through this crisis — to ensure the power plants are running smoothly, linemen who are maintaining the infrastructure required for us to deliver our services and a whole host of others who work to help us power our homes and the economy.
Whether it’s through a monetary pledge from the Alabama Power Foundation, a donation of face masks from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA),up to $1 billion in credit support from TVA for local power companies,continuing to work with cities and counties on economic development projects or powering rural and suburban hospitals, the member groups of EIA are willing to go above and beyond now and in the future. Our utility industry has always been willing to answer the call in times of devastation and uncertainty from hurricanes to tornadoes and everything in between. This time will be no different. We are standing shoulder to shoulder with those in the health care industry and others who are working to conquer this virus and we will get through this together.