Our Lakes and Waterways

Alabama Power manages 14 hydro facilities on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Black Warrior rivers that together help form some of the most vibrant and diverse land and recreational sites in the Southeast. Our hydroelectric plants provide about 6 percent of the company’s power generation. The dams that form these lakes impound more than 157,000 acres of water and provide more than 3,500 miles of shoreline for the use and enjoyment of the public.

Harnessing the Potential of Alabama’s Rivers

Alabama Power was founded on renewable hydro energy, which remains one of the cleanest, most environmentally safe and affordable sources of energy available.

Hydroelectric Generation and River Management

Using the harnessed power of falling water, Alabama Power’s hydroelectric facilities are able to produce energy for more than 400,000 homes.