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IHEA Member Recognized for Innovative Solution

Tuesday, October 2, 2018  
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Alabama Power, a Southern Company named finalist for 2018 innovation award

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association would like to congratul
ate Alabama Power for being named as one of three finalists for the Kanthal® Award 2018 which recognizes global innovations in the area of heating technology and energy.

In a selection that spans three continents, the Kanthal® Award 2018 jury panel announced three finalists noted for their innovative solutions developed in India, Sweden and USA: BEST (Bharat Energy Storage Technology), Cortus Energy and Alabama Power. The winner of the competition’s final round will be presented during the Kanthal® Award 2018 ceremony to be held on November 13 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Alabama Power is an electric utility headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., U.S., focused on providing innovative energy solutions to improve customers’ lives.
The company provides the valuable combination of unparalleled service, reliable electricity supply and competitive prices to more than 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries across the state. Alabama Power is a part of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), a leading U.S. energy company serving nine million customers in 18 states through its subsidiaries.

Conversion of traditional heating solutions from fossil fuels to renewable electricity can make key contributions to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions is what motivated the jury to select this project. Alabama Power’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) is nominated for driving conversion from gas to electric heating solutions in foundries for industrial customers, in order to improve energy efficiency, safety and quality.

Nicklas Nilsson, President Kanthal, comments: “We are pleased to announce this year’s Kanthal® Award finalists all of whom are energy innovators in their regions. They stand out as examples of how smarter grids are gaining momentum worldwide which will enable a leap toward sustainability in the heating industry.”

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