Our Business

Overview

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries.

A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states — Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power — and a growing competitive generation company — Southern Power –– as well as a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants — Southern Nuclear — and fiber optics and wireless communications — Southern Telecom and SouthernLINC Wireless, respectively. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average.

Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers.

Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is consistently ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings.

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Generation

We are one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States, operating 73 fossil and hydro plants for more than 4.4 million retail customers.

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PowerSecure

A leading provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers.

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Southern Nuclear

Our nuclear energy operating company operates three facilities that provide about 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia.

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Southern Power

Southern Power is among the largest wholesale energy providers in the Southeast and owns and operates more than 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity.

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Southern Wholesale Energy

Southern Wholesale Energy markets the surplus generating capacity of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power to the wholesale market.

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Transmission

Southern Company is responsible for more than 27,000 miles of transmission lines, 3,700 substations, and 300,000 acres of right of way.

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