Alabama Power is one of four companies that will receive the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2019 Stars of Energy Efficiency Award, the group announced today. Alabama Power will receive the Star of Systems Efficiency Award for developing the 62-home Smart Neighborhood in Hoover.
The alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, bipartisan group of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders working to expand the economy, also is honoring Ingersoll Rand, OhmConnect and Pepco Holdings. The awards celebrate all the companies’ accomplishments in pioneering new ways to use energy more effectively.
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood homes in the Reynolds Landing community feature emerging energy-efficient technologies and building measures, all connected to the Southeast’s first community-scale microgrid. Homes are about 39 percent more efficient than standard new homes in the area and are equipped with technology to allow residents more control over systems and features, along with increased comfort. Alabama Power is using data from the neighborhood to provide greater understanding of energy management and insights into how homes can be built and function more efficiently.