An international energy company, a public power utility, a leading fuel cell company and a major automotive company today broke ground on a fuel cell demonstration project that is the first of its kind in the U.S. Southern Company SO, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), FuelCell Energy FCEL and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) have joined in a historic partnership to field test an environmentally responsible power generation technology as part of the process to bring a clean energy option to the marketplace.