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Renewable energy options will boost Alabama competitiveness

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield says initiatives to expand the availability of renewable energy in the state will enhance Alabama’s ability to compete for some economic development projects.

This year, TVA entered into a 20-year agreement to purchase 80 megawatts of solar power from NextEra’s solar facility near Florence, and just last month Google and TVA reached a deal to develop a data center in Alabama powered entirely by alternative energy.

This month, Alabama Power Co. announced plans to boost its renewable power options in a move that could allow the utility to offer more solar power.

“There continues to be growing demand for sourcing renewable energy in advanced manufacturing and technology-driven industrial projects,” Secretary Canfield said. “I applaud the moves by Alabama Power and TVA in this direction. These initiatives will complement their current offerings of cost-effective, reliable power and open up even more opportunities for new capital investment and job creation within Alabama.”

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