Alabama Power anticipates construction of “Smart Neighborhood” for Ross Bridge

Smart Neighborhood for Hoover's Ross Bridge

Technology is making its impact on more than startups within Birmingham.

According to the BBJ, a new technology centered home development is set to begin construction in Ross Bridge this summer – Reynold’s Landing.

Smart Neighborhood for Hoover's Ross Bridge
via Alabama Power

The transition toward technology based products and services is transforming many industries, and Birmingham companies are making leaps to keep up.

Accordingly, the “Smart Neighborhood”, headed up by Alabama Power, is a 62 home, energy-efficient, development…

“Customers today expect energy solutions that fit their lifestyles, and that is the idea behind Smart Neighborhood by Alabama Power.

Our goal is to continue to enhance our customers’ experiences and to ensure they have more control over their energy use.”

– John Hudson, AL Power’s Senior VP of Marketing and Biz Development, exclaimed to the BBJ

Smart Neighborhood Details:

Presently, the plan is to establish a tech based solution for home owners to receive the benefits of energy efficiency. Each home will be equipped with cost efficient materials and appliance, all connected to a community-scale power system.

Moreover, the “microgrid” is comprised of the existing electric grid, solar panels, battery storage, and backup generation.

Creating 586,000 Kilowatt hours of energy, yearly

Other Amenities:
  • Carrier Infinity heat pumps
  • Hybrid Electric water heaters
  • Infinity Touch thermostats
  • Rheem EcoNet mobile app
  • Vivint smart home system

Finally, the home package is stacked with smart locks, lights, cameras, and garage door control.


Furthermore, the neighborhood will be a perfect testing ground for Alabama Power, and companies alike. Using the data presented by this establishment, neighborhoods of the near future will become even more energy efficient.

Author: Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.

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