PowerSouth dedicates new Lowman Energy Center

Published 11:00 am Sunday, March 31, 2024

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Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson was among those on hand last week when PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative, officially dedicated the new, state-of-the-art Lowman Energy Center (LEC) in a special ceremony held on Friday, March 22.

The event celebrated the 710-megawatt natural gas facility, which began commercial operation on Sept. 20, 2023.

The plant replaces the historic coal-fired Charles R. Lowman Power Plant that had operated for 51 years. Pictured are, from left, Mayor Johnson, Tom Duncan, PowerSouth CEO Gary Smith, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, and Tom Stackhouse.

Collectively, PowerSouth provides power to the Utilities Board of the City of Andalusia and 19 other distribution members, and these members supply safe, reliable, affordable power to more than a million end-of-line members.

Founded in 1941, PowerSouth is located at 2027 East Three Notch Street in Andalusia.

For more information email info@powersouth.com or call 334-427-3000.