PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

“PowerSouth is a proud sponsor of the ACE Program.  Community engagement and participation is a key aspect of this program.  The focus on leadership development throughout the assessment, training and implementation phases of the ACE Program equips these partners with the resources needed to move their communities forward.  These valuable partnerships among key regional stakeholders provide Alabama communities with the community development programs and tools needed prepare for growth and economic prosperity while ensuring their long term success.”

 Caleb Goodwyn
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

 Mr. Caleb Goodwyn is the ACE representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative.  PowerSouth, headquartered in Andalusia, AL, is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing for the wholesale power needs of 20 distribution members — 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems — in Alabama and northwest Florida.  In 1941, PowerSouth was formed by 11 cooperatives to generate and sell electricity.  First known as Alabama Electric Cooperative, the name was changed to PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in 2008 to better reflect the geographical service territory and to position the company for future growth opportunities.  Today, as one of 62 G&T cooperatives in the United States, PowerSouth is a trusted energy provider for distribution members, who serve more than 1 million end-users in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties.

PowerSouth teams up with local economic development organizations and communities to provide the resources they need to grow and prosper.  The company provides economic development research and other assistance to communities and new industries locating to Alabama and Florida.  Power South employees work with national, regional and state leaders to educate the public about environmental change and the role in the development of a broad approach to environmental concerns affecting our area and industry.  PowerSouth works to be a positive environmental steward of all natural resources while ensuring no adverse economic effects on the rural communities served by PowerSouth.  For additional information, visit the website: http://www.powersouth.com/about_powersouth