Celebrating Success

Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award

  • Southern Company won the 2012 EEI Edison Award for leading the nuclear renaissance.

Company Recognition

  • CEO Thomas A. Fanning named a recipient of the 2015 John D. Dingell Award with North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean F. McGarvey for their shared commitment to new nuclear development and partnership in building Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle.
  • Southern Company was ranked in the top 3 by the annual Fortune magazine "World's Most Admired Companies" - in the electric and gas utility sector - from 2010-2015.
  • Southern Company recognized with the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History by the National Atomic Museum Foundation.
  • EEI presented Southern Company the 2014 National Key Accounts Customer Service award for Outstanding Customer Service and Regional Account Manager Janet K. Booker received a National Key Accounts Executive Award for Outstanding Customer Service.
  • CEO Thomas A. Fanning named No. 4 among the power generation industry's "25 most influential people over the last 25 years" by Power Engineering magazine, November 2013.
  • Named "Energy Company of the Year" for 2012 by EnergyBiz magazine.
  • Named No. 1 Electric Utility in North America in 2012 by Electric Light & Power magazine.
  • Among Institutional Investor magazine's Most Honored Companies in 2012.
  • Named "Power Company of the Year" at the Platts 2011 Global Energy Awards.
  • Named "Company of the Year" in Georgia for 2010 by Business to Business Magazine.

Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability

  • Named to Target Rock Advisors' Sustainable Utility Leaders Index for 2012.
  • The National Wild Turkey Federation presented Southern Company with the Corporate Achievement Award in 2012.
  • The Savannah (Ga.) Ocean Exchange presented Southern Company an Industry Excellence Award in 2012.
  • The Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings included Southern Company among the top 5 sustainable energy companies in the Southeast in 2012 and 2013.
  • Among top 100 best corporate citizens for 2011 as selected by Corporate Responsibility Magazine; among top 5 in the utility sector.
  • Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship ranked Southern Company among the top 50 in its 2010 Corporate and Social Responsibility Index.
  • Southern Company ranked third in Georgia and sixth in the Southeast as a sustainability leader for 2011 in the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Recognized by EEI with the National Key Accounts Customer Service Award in 2012.
  • In 2012 and 2011, business customers have rated Alabama Power highest in customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
  • Southern Company consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction.

Environment and Stewardship

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Georgia Power the 2011-2012 National Pledge Leader for its "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR" campaign.
  • Green Resource Center for Alabama recognized Alabama Power in its 2011 "Green Progress Report" for expansion of wind and solar projects, Renew Our Rivers program, and for its corporate bike-share program. Alabama Power Foundation also cited for its "Good Roots" tree grant program.
  • Gulf Guardian Award -- U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program chose Alabama Power's Plant Barry for a Gulf Guardian Award in September 2009.
  • EPA recognized Georgia Power in 2010 as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for program delivery and in 2009 for Excellence in ENERGY STAR for its Lighting and Appliance program.
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle 2010 Environmental Award - "Ennovation" to Georgia Power for its Earth Day 40 for 40 campaign that spread the word about environmental responsibility to metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
  • Keep America Beautiful - Keep America Beautiful recognized Renew Our Rivers for the seventh time with a national award. Alabama Power, Mississippi Power, Keep Etowah Beautiful and Keep Mississippi Beautiful are first-place winners for education on litter prevention in the business/professional organization category.
  • Gulf Power receives a 2011 Industry Excellence Award from the Southeastern Electric Exchange in the environmental category.
  • Mississippi Wildlife Federation - 2009 Corporate Conservationist of the Year award to Mississippi Power for Renew our Rivers and Replant South Mississippi programs.
  • Gulf Power was named a co-winner in the Sustainable Florida-Collins Center 2010 Best Practices Awards Program.


  • Bentley Systems awarded Southern Company the Be Inspired Award in 2012 and 2011.
  • Southern Company's Power Systems Development Facility, known for its research and development of 21st Century coal technologies, has been inducted into the 2011 State of Alabama Hall of Fame.
  • Alabama Power's Plant Miller received the "Best Innovation 2011" award from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the plant's mercury removal system. The Miller project won the "special award for best new technology.
  • Information Week500 recognized Southern Company in 2011 as among the top technology innovators for the 15th consecutive year, specifically calling out the company's Technology Showcase, making it the fifth consecutive year the company has made the top 100 list.
  • CIO Magazine named Southern Company one of the CIO 100 for 2009.


  • Georgia Power's plants Scherer, Wansley and Kraft received 2013 Navigant Operational Excellence Awards for outstanding efforts in cost efficiency and reliable plant performance.
  • The Edison Electric Institute presented Southern Company with the 2012 Supplier Diversity Excellence Award.
  • Alabama Power named as one of the nation's Top 100 Supplier Diversity Programs for Women for 2011 by Professional WOMAN's Magazine.
  • Georgia Power named Corporation of the Year for 2011 by Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.
  • Alabama Power's Plant Miller won the "Best Coal-Fired Project 2011" for its scrubber technology as selected by Power Engineering magazine. Scrubbers remove 98 percent of emissions of sulfur dioxide.
  • EEI presented to Georgia Power in 2011 the association's Emergency Assistance Award for outstanding efforts in restoring electric service to Consolidated Edison customers.
  • Georgia Power named one of Top Corporations for 2011 for supplier diversity by Greater Women's Business Council.
  • Alabama Power's Plant Miller receives 5-year operational award for best performance and cost management by a large electric generation facility by Electric Utility Cost Group.
  • Alabama Power's Economic and Community Development organization named Top Utility in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Georgia Power receives the Electric Edison Institute Supplier Diversity Innovation Award for 2010.


  • Southern Company was awarded "Best in Sector" as the top U.S. utility for investor relations in 2015 by IR Magazine.
  • In 2015, Southern Company's investor relations organization was selected as one of the Global Top 50 by IR Magazine.
  • Named on the 2015 "Top 50 Companies to Work For" list by Business Insider magazine.
  • In 2014, Southern Company was one of only three Georgia-based companies named on the 40 Best Companies for Diversity list by Black Enterprise magazine.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Southern Company 1st among utilities in its Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2015; this is the eighth consecutive year the company has held this top ranking.
  • Military Times EDGE magazine designated Southern Company the industry's top "Best for Vets" employer in 2014.
  • CivilianJobs.com named Southern Company among its 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has received this ranking.
  • DiversityInc's top ranked energy company in the 2015 Top 10 Companies for Veterans and the No. 4 overall utility on the Top Utilities list.
  • U.S. Veterans Magazine named Southern Company a "Best of the Best" Top Veteran-Friendly Company for 2013.
  • Southern Company has been named a 2013 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network Magazine.
  • For seven consecutive years, Southern Company has been named a "Best Diversity Company" by the readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology magazine.
  • Recognized as one of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50, cosponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • IDG's Computerworld magazine ranked Southern Company among its 100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2012.
  • EEI honored Southern Company with the Supplier Diversity Excellence Award in 2012.
  • Southern Company annually ranked one of DiversityInc's "Top 10 Companies for Blacks" for 2011 through 2013.
  • Southern Company named the top regional utility by DiversityInc for 2013.
  • DiversityInc named Southern Company one of the 25 Noteworthy Companies for 2013.
  • Southern Company is among the 2012 100 Best Places to Work in IT, according to Computerworld magazine. The company has made this list since 2007.
  • INROADS awarded Southern Company the Enterprise Award in 2012.
  • Atlanta-based Nobis Works awarded Southern Company the Visionary Award for Outstanding Employer in 2012.
  • DiversityInc named Southern Company a Top Company for Diversity in 2011.
  • Gulf Power awarded the Business-Education Partnership Award from STEMflorida for 2010.
  • U.S. Department of Defense 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to Southern Company, the highest honor given by the defense department for support of employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserve.