Alabama NewsCenter — End of an Era: Alabama Power Family Bids Goodbye to Plant Gorgas

| September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Donna Cope

It’s hard to say good-bye to the place where you spent much of your life.

That was the feeling for Jimmy and Tracy Cook, who joined about 100 Alabama Power employees in viewing the implosion of the retired William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant on Sept. 9.

As the father and son set foot at Plant Gorgas – their family’s old stomping grounds – both felt a sense of regret. Alabama Power retiree Jimmy Cook, who served the company’s Generation group for 35 years, was chosen to ceremonially “press the button” to demolish three plant buildings and a vent stack. Stringent federal regulations forced the closure of the plant in 2019.

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