The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) dedicated a historic plaque on April 11, 2019, to celebrate a historic event in rural electrification.
In the 1920’s the Alabama Power Company installed a rural electric line that provided service to ten farms, a cotton gin, and a dairy. They then met with the head of Auburn University’s Agricultural Engineering Department, Mark Nichols, to discuss rural electrification.
The plaque commemorates the establishment of the first cooperative program for rural electrification between a power company and an agricultural engineering department. Read more here.This article was posted in News and tagged energy transmission, power generation.