Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ highlighted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ highlighted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
ALabama Power's Smart Home technology is being recognized nationally for cutting-edge innovation. (Karim Shamshi-Basha)

The Alabama Power Smart Neighborhood™ is drawing national recognition as one of the most innovative energy projects in the country as part of the recently launched EnergyInnovates initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute (GEI).

EnergyInnovates is a multiplatform initiative that will showcase American innovators, projects and technologies that have shaped today’s energy landscape and will lay the groundwork for the future. Smart Neighborhood was the campaign’s first featured project.

“While consumers may not think about it when they flip the light switch, turn on the air conditioning, or even gas up their cars, the American energy industry is at the forefront of groundbreaking innovation and technology development,” said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the Global Energy Institute. “Our goal is to put a spotlight on the ingenuity behind America’s ongoing energy revolution, especially the investments being made to find new and better ways to produce, transmit and use energy, the foundation of our lives and our economy.”

EnergyInnovates highlights specific innovative projects and technologies, as well as the forward thinkers, engineers and manufacturers responsible for their development. The initiative will include facility tours and site visits, interviews, extensive digital content and events around the nation.

[Smart Neighborhood unveiled]

The initiative officially kicked off on May 8 at the unveiling of Alabama’s first Smart Neighborhood at Reynolds Landing in Hoover. Throughout the day, GEI and the U.S. Chamber featured content from the project in Alabama. Over the next several weeks, GEI and the U.S. Chamber will take in-depth looks at the people and technologies involved in the Smart Neighborhood project.

Additional projects, innovators and site visits will be highlighted throughout the rest of the year.

Follow the conversation at #energyinnovates, on the U.S. Chamber and GEI’s Facebook page, and at

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