To tell the story of PowerSouth is to look back at the waterwheel. In fact, PowerSouth may owe its very existence to water. Shortly after organizing in 1941, and facing a wartime shortage of materials to build a steam plant and transmission lines, PowerSouth purchased Alabama Water Service Company. In 1944, PowerSouth acquired two hydroelectric plants built in the early 1920s by the Horseshoe Lumber Company.
PowerSouth operates two hydroelectric dams and stations on Point A and Gantt Lakes in Covington County, Alabama. Safety is PowerSouth’s number-one corporate value, and the safety of life and property is of utmost importance. For lake safety information click here.
Lake Specifics: Gantt Lake covers a reservoir with a surface area of about 2,747 acres. The Lake’s usable storage capacity is 14,645 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 198 feet mean sea level. Point A reservoir covers a surface area of about 700 acres and a usable storage capacity of 2,300 acre-feet at a normal water surface elevation of 170 feet mean sea level.
Attention Property Owners: PowerSouth Energy Cooperative holds property rights from the shoreline of the Point A and Gantt Lakes lakeward. We ask that before you plan construction, changes or additions to any structures on the shoreline or to the shoreline itself, you call PowerSouth for a permit. Contact our Land Management Department at 334.427.3435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Point A and Gantt Lakes, please contact
Baynard Ward at 334.427.3330 or email@example.com.
2027 East Three Notch Street | Andalusia, AL 36421 | PO Box 550 | Andalusia, AL 36420 | (334) 427-3000 | firstname.lastname@example.org