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Southern Company Profile


Company Legal Name

The Southern Company




Energy, Telecommunication

Geographical Presence

United States


Southern Company is a United States-based leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. It is one of the largest energy providers in the United States and provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services.

The company operates across 6 states of the country including Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The company has over 42,000 MW of power generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume.

Southern Company is specialized in building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency, and storage technology.

The Southern Company system employs 28,000 individuals to support 9 million customers and businesses nationwide with electric utilities in three states and natural gas distribution utilities in four states and provides wholesale energy, customized distributed energy solutions, fiber optics, and wireless communications across the country.

Electric Companies - Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power.

Natural Gas Companies - Southern Company Gas, Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas, Nicor Gas, Virginia Natural gas.

Other Companies - Southern Nuclear; Southern Power; PowerSecure; Southern telecom; Southern Linc; Sequent Energy Management;



Company Revenue (2019)

$21.4 billion

Net Income (2019)

3.2 billion USD

CEO, Chairman, and President

Thomas A. Fanning

Number of Employees (2019)


Registered Address

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30308


Southern Company Operations:

  • Power Generation - Southern Company is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States and the largest wholesale provider in the Southeast.
  • Power Transmission - Southern Company operations have responsibility for more than 27,000 miles of transmission lines, 3,700 substations, and 300,000 acres of right of way.
  • Southern Wholesale Energy - Southern Wholesale Energy markets the retail operating companies' surplus generating capacity to the wholesale market.
  • Resilience – Southern Company is developing and deploying resilient, sustainable, and economical energy solutions you can depend on – no matter the storm.
  • Vogtle 3 and 4 - Plant Vogtle units 3 & 4 will be the first in the industry to use the Westinghouse AP1000 advanced pressurized water reactor technology. The AP1000 is the safest and most economical nuclear power plant available in the worldwide commercial marketplace.
  • Research and Development - The organization’s research portfolio spans technology development for energy production, delivery, and use, and is facilitating the transition to a net-zero energy system. 


The company was incorporated in the year 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta.




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