Energy Alabama

aka Energy Alabama   |   Huntsville, AL   |
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Energy Alabama

EIN: 47-1066687


Advancing Alabama's clean energy future through education and advocacy.

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Executive Director

Daniel Tait

Main address

PO Box 1381

Huntsville, AL 35807 USA

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Subject area info

Environmental justice

Climate change

Energy resources

Electric utilities

Oil and gas utilities

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Population served info




Low-income people

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Energy in Action

Energy in Action is a structured program that prepares high school students for a career or further education in energy management.

The energy sector is facing significant workforce shortages. Renewable energy fields are in substantial need of qualified workers, with up to 290,000 potential new jobs projected in solar energy alone by 2030.

Energy in Action provide a deep understanding and working knowledge of energy management, and encourage careers in energy management.

Energy in Action consists of 18 hours of instruction, including hands-on field trips and activities. Students will develop a high-level understanding and working knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building science. Here’s a sampling of some the topics we cover:

- Basics of Building Science
- Energy Efficiency and Benchmarking
- Working with Solar Energy Systems
- Energy Project Finance
- Getting to Work in Sustainable Energy

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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Energy Alabama
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.72 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.1 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Energy Alabama

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Energy Alabama

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Energy Alabama

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Energy Alabama’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$7,232 -$13,588 $13,033 $118,510 -$51,130
As % of expenses -9.3% -24.1% 68.3% 324.3% -26.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$7,821 -$14,009 $12,732 $118,209 -$51,431
As % of expenses -10.0% -24.7% 65.7% 320.8% -26.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $70,650 $42,129 $38,994 $155,054 $140,921
Total revenue, % change over prior year -54.9% -40.4% -7.4% 297.6% -9.1%
Program services revenue 44.2% 71.4% 9.9% 3.5% 4.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 55.8% 28.6% 80.4% 96.5% 95.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 9.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $77,882 $56,357 $19,087 $36,544 $192,051
Total expenses, % change over prior year -43.4% -27.6% -66.1% 91.5% 425.5%
Personnel 6.4% 34.4% 21.2% 0.0% 53.6%
Professional fees 3.6% 6.2% 16.5% 19.5% 3.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.5%
All other expenses 90.0% 59.4% 62.4% 80.5% 23.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $78,471 $56,778 $19,388 $36,845 $192,352
One month of savings $6,490 $4,696 $1,591 $3,045 $16,004
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $84,961 $61,474 $20,979 $39,890 $208,356

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 1.8 15.9 47.2 9.1
Months of cash and investments 2.5 1.8 15.9 47.2 9.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.7 3.6 19.0 48.8 6.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $16,063 $8,231 $25,264 $143,774 $145,533
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $10,396 $4,000 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,370 $3,370 $3,370 $3,370 $3,370
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 56.3% 68.8% 77.7% 86.6% 95.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 32.9%
Unrestricted net assets $32,182 $18,173 $30,905 $149,114 $97,683
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $32,182 $18,173 $30,905 $149,114 $97,683

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Daniel Tait

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Energy Alabama

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Energy Alabama

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Randy Buckner

Richard Williams

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Jon Rossow

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.

Edwan O'Neal

Technology Management Training Group

Bambi Ingram

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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