AMEA Solar Project
In late July 2018, the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), in partnership with the City of Foley and Riviera Utilities, started construction of a solar demonstration array in Foley. This 50-kW project will be used to educate the public about solar power generation and the potential for expanded use in our area. Riviera and the City of Foley will partner with local schools to inform students ofthe various aspects of solar installations as they consider potential career paths. Riviera hopes to combine the output of the array with other innovative ideas such as battery storage and electric vehicle charging stations to demonstrate how these concepts might come into play in the future.
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EV Charging Stations
Riviera Utilities has partnered with The City of Foley, The City of Daphne, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Chargepoint to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in our communities.
We have one Level 3 DC Fast Charging station with one CCS1 plug and one CHAdeMO plug. This station is capable of charging one car at the rate of approx. 62.5 kW/hr. It is located at our office in Foley at 413 E. Laurel Ave. Foley, AL 36535.
We have Level 2 EV charging stations with SAE J17772 plugs in four locations. These stations are capable of charging two cars at the rate of approx. 7 kW/hr. They are located:
- 1 at the Foley Municipal Dog Park – 208 S. Chicago St., Foley, AL
- 2 at the Riviera Solar Park – 700 N. McKenzie St, Foley, AL; across from Local and Company Restaurant
- 1 in the front parking lot of Daphne City Hall - 1705 Main St. Daphne, AL
- 2 at the parking lot in the rear of Manci’s Antique Club Restaurant – 1715 Main St. Daphne, AL
We do charge a fee for use of the charging stations and the rates for these can be found here. https://www.rivierautilities.com/pdf/rates/electric-vehicle-charging-station.pdf. We are in talks with other municipalities that we serve to identify locations that are important to them and to be able to install chargers in their cities and towns.