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Contents ENERGIZERS Kim Savage is the new statewide coordinator of the Energizers retiree group and the Alabama Power Service Organization. Page 1 SALUTING OUR VETERANS Retiree H.L. Casey spent part of his first year in the Navy on an aircra carrier circling in the Caribbean Sea during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Page 2 SALUTING OUR VETERANS Gorgas Steam Plant Operations Team Leader Mike Smothers helped tell other young Americans how they could be all that they could be by joining the Army in the late 1970s. Page 4 COMMUNITY The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund, which is not funded with ratepayer dollars, this year is celebrating 30 years of helping families statewide. Page 6 COMMUNITY When people from around the world visited Birmingham for The World Games 2022, hundreds of Alabama Power employees and retirees greeted them and did whatever possible to make the trip memorable. Page 8 PROFILE Senior Vice President of Customer Operations Jonathan Porter has had quite a side job for six years, heading the board of directors of The World Games 2022. Page 12 PROFILE Former Mobile Division Vice President Nick Sellers in 2019 took leave from Alabama Power to become CEO of The World Games. Page 12 RELIABILITY Over the past four decades, Power Delivery has continuously added to its mix of technology to operate one of the most advanced, efficient and reliable systems in the world. Page 14 ENVIRONMENT What's the best time to plant a tree? It's right now, so find the right tree and the right place to do your part in ensuring dependable electric service. Page 18 APSO Employees of Miller Steam Plant who are members of the Alabama Power Service Organization enjoy helping residents of Cordova Health and Rehabilitation. Page 19 HISTORY The slave ship Clotilda was sculed in the Mobile River more than 160 years ago. Today the story of the survivors is being told in a museum supported by Alabama Power. Page 20 PROFILE Gaston Steam Plant Maintenance Specialist Gerson Picke overcame major odds by working himself into the best shape of his life to win the Vulcan Classic bodybuilding competition for men over 50. Page 24 RETIREES Page 26 IN MEMORIAM Page 28 THUMBS UP Page 29 OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2022 EDITOR Chuck Chandler 205-257-3651 cchandle@southernco.com ART DIRECTOR Jay Parker CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER Phil Free W R I T E R S Dan Bynum Donna Cope Carla Davis Jessica Nissenbaum Michael Sznajderman CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Dan Anderson Nik Layman Greg Morrison Michael Sznajderman The World Games 2022 ON THE COVER Gerson Picke has overcome major heart surgery seven years ago to become a bodybuilding champion. See page 24. Photo by Phil Free. P OW E RG RA M S © Alabama Power Company 2022 The National Federation of Press Women in July awarded Powergrams first place for a magazine or newspaper in the nationwide 2022 Communications Contest. The honor followed Powergrams' first-place recognition in the NFPW Alabama chapter statewide competition. BACK ISSUES OF POWERGRAMS AVAILABLE Some back issues of Powergrams magazine are available upon request of the editor. Printed issues on hand include November-December 2016; all of 2017; March-April and May-June 2018; March-April, July-August and November-December 2019; January- March, April-June and October- December 2020; January-March, April- June and October-December 2021; and all of 2022. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Email cchandle@southernco.com or call 205-257-3651.

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