Southern Company is the main provider of electricity for the Southeastern United States. More than 4.4 million customers count on us for the power to maintain their homes and businesses. We employ a balance of fuels to increase the reliability, affordability and environmental sustainability of the power we generate. We have been honored to be named the most admired electric and gas utility by Fortune magazine in 2011. Learn more about what makes us — us.
Southern Company is the main provider of electricity for the Southeastern United States.
We produce and deliver power in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.
In all, more than 4.4 million customers count on us to sustain their homes and businesses.
Our power plants have more than 42,000 megawatts of generation capacity fueled by a diverse mix of nuclear, 21st Century coal, natural gas, renewable resources and energy-efficiency strategies.
This balance of fuels increases the reliability and affordability of the power we generate.
The Southern Company grid exceeds 27,000 miles of transmission lines, networked with 3700 substations.
In addition to our regulated power business, we produce wholesale electricity for more than 75 other power companies, electric coops, and government owned utilities.
A large percentage of the national grid belongs to investor owned power producers like Southern Company.
As a leader in clean technology innovation, we are pioneering coal gasification and carbon capture breakthroughs and expanding the use of renewable sources, like sun, wind and biomass.
Southern Company also is in the forefront of developing a smart energy future, embedding 21st Century intelligence and efficiency in how we produce and distribute energy and how customers consume it as well.
Two other growing lines of Southern Company business are mobile communication through Southern Link Wireless and fiber optic connectivity for businesses through our Southern Telecom subsidiary.
Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability, and retail electric prices that are below the national average.
Southern Company was named the world's most admired electric and gas utility by Fortune magazine in 2011 and is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.