Alabama Industrial Energy Consumers

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AIEC Membership Application

Please provide the following location, address and contact information:

  1. Name, address and telephone number of member company.
  2. Name, address, title, contact numbers and e-mail address of primary company contact person.
  3. Name, Address, contact numbers and e-mail address of alternate company representatives (no more than 2 please) who should be included on the mailing list for general mail-out purposes.
  4. Billing instructions.

Please provide the following information relating to your company’s Alabama Operations:

  1. List each plant location in Alabama.
  2. General description of business at each location.
  3. KWH consumption for your Company during last calendar year.  (Disclosure limited to counsel and consultant).
  4. General manager or top administrative official at each Alabama facility.

 

 

AIEC Antitrust Statement

Introduction

Legal counsel for the AIEC reminds all Association members that certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion and consideration at any Association meeting of members, officers, directors or committees, whether formal or informal.

While it is entirely appropriate to meet as an Association to discuss common problems in areas of interest, it must be kept in mind that the members are competitors and any action taken to eliminate, restrict, or govern competition among members is a violation of the Antitrust Law.  If there is any discussion at our Association meetings relating to significant factors of competition among our members, an inference may be raised that such a discussion among competitors is for the purpose of agreeing upon a common course of business conduct.

Purpose of AIEC

The AIEC is a voluntary association of major industrial customers of electric power from the Alabama Power Company, a regulated utility in the state of Alabama.

The purpose  of the AIEC principally is to enable member companies to become more actively involved in Alabama electric power issues, more closely monitor the issues, including legislative and regulatory activities, and to become more involved in the development of public policy regarding power and power usage in the state of Alabama.  This effort involves communicating and interacting with regulatory officials of the Alabama Power Company about ongoing activities in the energy field, influencing policy and decisions of APCO, and helping guide member companies for their own specific planning purposes.

Prohibited Activities

In pursuit of its purposes, the Association brings together representatives and employees of competing companies.  This necessarily raises antitrust concerns because of the potential for abuse when competitors engage in what might be construed as anticompetitive conduct.  This statement is intended to make clear AIEC’s unequivocal support for the policy of competition served by the antitrust laws and the intent of the Association to comply in all respects with those laws.

In order to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local antitrust and unfair competition laws, the Association and its members, in the course of their activities, are advised not to discuss, exchange information regarding, or engage in any of the following activities:

  1. Pricing:  Present or future prices, interest rates, or any other financial terms or conditions under which products are to be offered for sale.
  2. Terms and Conditions of Sale:  Present or future terms, conditions, plans or policies of sale.
  3. Customers:  The treatment of any customer, allocating or sharing of customers, and/or refusing to deal with particular customers.
  4. Business Strategies and Marketing Plans:  Current or future business strategies and/or marketing plans, or territorial limitations.
  5. Boycotts and Refusals to Deal:  Other than for bona fide Association business purposes, Association members shall not discuss, exchange information regarding, or enter into agreements on, refusing to deal with any customer, competitor or suppliers of the Association or its members. 

Conclusion 

            These antitrust compliance guidelines are designed to help the Association and its members comply with the antitrust laws.  It is not intended to serve as a substitute for legal advice on antitrust laws and each member should confer with their respective legal counsel to insure that their representatives in the Association understand the antitrust laws, how they apply with respect to their participation in the Association, and the extreme importance of complying with them and these guidelines.  As an aide, but not a substitute, to this process, attached hereto is a brief summary of the Federal Antitrust Laws.