Energetic Tours in Alabama

Use the list below to plan a tour to a power plant.
The plants in red offer tours. You can find contact information about them by clicking on the plant name. Plants that are not marked in red may also offer tours on special request.

Typically, tours are conducted for groups of 30 or fewer; 5th graders and older.

Tours of Alabama Power hydroelectric dams are available by appointment for school groups (7th grade and above), families and individuals. You can request a tour online or contact the plant to make arrangements.

Other contacts are noted below. Please write or call us to arrange a tour. Although visitor center hours are noted, calling ahead is a good idea.

Power Plant Tours - Alabama
Nearest Town Plant Name Hydro Fossil Nuclear
Bucks Plant Barry   checkmark  
Clanton Lay Hydro checkmark    
Columbia Plant Farley     checkmark
Demopolis Plant Greene County   checkmark  
East Gadsden Plant Gadsden   checkmark  
Jasper Smith Hydro checkmark    
Leesburg Weiss Hydro checkmark    
Lineville Harris Hydro checkmark    
Northport Bankhead Hydro checkmark    
Ohatchee Henry Hydro checkmark    
Quinton Plant Miller   checkmark  
Parrish Plant Gorgas   checkmark  
Tallassee Martin Hydro checkmark    
Tallassee Thurlow Hydro checkmark    
Tallassee Yates Hydro checkmark    
Tuscaloosa Holt Hydro checkmark    
Verbena Mitchell Hydro checkmark    
Vincent Logan Martin Hydro checkmark    
Wetumpka Bouldin Hydro checkmark    
Wetumpka Jordan Hydro checkmark    
Wilsonville Plant Gaston   checkmark  

All plants listed are operated by Alabama Power, a Southern Company. Depending on where you live, a power plant in a neighboring state may be more convenient for you to visit. Other states with plants operated by Southern Company include: North Florida and Georgia.

Bankhead Hydro
19001 Lock 17 Road
Northport, AL 35475

Len Simmons  205-333-1230

Tours available by appointment only.

Barry Steam Plant
P.O. Box 70
Bucks, AL 36512

Pam Roberts  251-829-2002; 251-829-2948 fax

Bouldin Hydro
750 Bouldin Dam Road
Wetumpka, AL 36092-7016

Denny Winn  205-257-1633

Tours available by appointment only.

Farley Nuclear Plant
7388 North State Hwy. 95
Columbia, AL 36391
Approximately 30 miles Southeast of Dothan, AL

Neecie Tarrant 334-814-4899 or 334-899-5156 ext. 6166
Tours are by appointment only. Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm

Gadsden Steam Plant
1000 Goodyear Avenue
East Gadsden, AL 35903-1109

Deborah Bullard  256-543-5105 ph. 205-257-1645 fax

E.C. Gaston Steam Plant
P.O. Drawer 1127
Wilsonville, AL 35186-7114

Frieda Abrams  205-669-8043; 205-669-8107 fax

Gorgas Steam Plant
Route 2, Box 201
Parrish, AL 35580

Harvey Ivey  205-257-1157; 205-257-1165 fax

Greene County Steam Plant
P.O. Drawer 440
Demopolis, AL 36732

Bert Jennings  334-289-6109; 334-289-6105 fax

Harris Hydro
2761 County Road 100
Lineville, AL 36266-1100

Tom Hoggle  256-354-5784

Tours available by appointment only.

Henry Hydro
1021 Alabama Hwy.
Ohatchee, AL 36271

Ted Pyron  205-892-3172

Tours available by appointment only.

Holt Hydro
12117 Power Plant Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406-9406

Len Simmons  205-553-7882

Tours available by appointment only.

Jordan Hydro
615 Jordan Dam Lane
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Harlom Baker  334-567-5101

Tours available by appointment only.

Lay Hydro
626 County Road 794
Clanton, AL 35056

Danny Tignor  205-257-1109

Tours available by appointment only.

Logan Martin Hydro
299 Logan Martin Road
Vincent, AL 35178

Chuck Shirah  205-672-2332

Tours available by appointment only.

Martin Hydro
2287 Martin Dam Road
Tallassee, AL 36078

Plant Security  256-825-3093

Tours arranged by appointment only. Please be prepared to provide contact name and number, purpose of tour, number and ages of tour group and any special needs.

Miller Steam Plant
4250 Porter Road
Quinton, AL 35130

Pat Maddox  205-488-2087, ext. 2101

Mitchell Hydro
2235 County Road 93
Verbena, AL 36091

Roger Yeargan  205-257-1120

Small groups can come by any time Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM excluding Holidays.
Tour groups available by appointment only.

Smith Hydro
640 Power House Road
Jasper, AL 35504

Len Simmons  205-257-1635

Tours available by appointment only.

Thurlow Hydro
249 Outer Drive
Tallassee, AL 36078

Billy Bryan  205-257-1122

Tours available by appointment only.

Weiss Hydro
2500 County Road 20
Leesburg, AL 35983

Ted Pyron  256-526-8467

Tours available by appointment only.

Yates Hydro
554 Yates Dam Road
Tallassee, AL 36078

Billy Bryan  205-257-1124

Tours available by appointment only.

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