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Southern Company is a company engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity operating natural gas distribution and electric utilities. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy facilities, and sells electricity in the wholesale market, as well as distributes natural gas. Additionally, Southern Company provides fiber optics and wireless communications.

HQAtlanta, GA, US
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)27,943(-4%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$20.4 B(-4%)
Share Price (Feb 2021)$56.7 (-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Southern Company

Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Anderson

Bryan Anderson

Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs, Southern Company
W. Paul Bowers

W. Paul Bowers

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Power Company
Mark A. Crosswhite

Mark A. Crosswhite

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power Company
Anthony L. Wilson

Anthony L. Wilson

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Power
Kimberly S. Greene

Kimberly S. Greene

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Gas
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Southern Company Office Locations

Southern Company has an office in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, US (HQ)
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
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Southern Company Financials and Metrics

Southern Company Revenue

Southern Company's revenue was reported to be $20.38 b in FY, 2020

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Southern Company's current market capitalization is $59.9 b.
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Southern Company Operating Metrics

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Total Generation output, TW

188 44 49 54 194 48 49 56 200 43 46

Power Purchased, MWh

50 m4 m3 m6 m20 m5 m5 m6 m40 m4 m4 m

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

81.60 k82 k75.20 k75.59 k

Hydroelectric Generating Stations

33 33 33
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Southern Company Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mankato Energy Center, LLCOctober 31, 2016
PowerSecure International, IncFebruary 24, 2016$431 m
AGL ResourcesAugust 24, 2015$12 b
Adobe Solar, LLC
Alabama Power
Alabama Power Capital Trust V
Alabama Property Company
Apex Nevada Solar, LLC
Atlanta Gas Light Company
Bethel Wind Farm Class B Holdings LLC
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Southern Company Revenue Breakdown

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Southern Company revenue breakdown by business segment: 17.2% from Southern Company Gas, 70.8% from Traditional Electric Operating Companies, 8.8% from Southern Power and 3.1% from Other

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Southern Company News and Updates

Southern Company system attorneys selected for leadership program

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Southern Company system attorneys have been selected to participate in two prestigious programs with the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD). Ruby Jackson, counsel at Southern Power, and Latoya Brisbane, senior counsel at Georgia...

Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings

ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported fourth-quarter 2020 earnings of $387 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $440 million, or 42 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Southern Company also reported full-year 2020 earnings of $3.12...

Southern Company joins Apple in announcing launch of new digital learning hub, global headquarters for innovation for HBCUs

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company and Apple joined educators and community stakeholders today to announce a partnership to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learning hub, business incubator, and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for students of...

Petrolern and Southern Company Announce Research Collaboration to Convert Oil Wells to Geothermal Resources

A Revolution in Transitioning from Fossil to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Fights Back Against Southern Company Fossil Fuel Buildout in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL -- On Monday, the Sierra Club asked the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) to reconsider a billion-dollar Southern Company fracked gas proposal, citing secret negotiations that the company and its subsidiary Alabama Power kept from the Commission and other parties. Sierra Club’s …

Southern Company Ranks No. 2 Overall on Military Times' 2020 list of Best Employers for Veterans

ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company ranked second overall in the 2020 Best for Vets: Employers rankings released this month by Military Times. This marks the second consecutive year Southern Company ranked No. 2 on the list. Additionally, Southern Company has been...
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Southern Company Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Southern Company founded?

    Southern Company was founded in 1945.

  • Who are Southern Company key executives?

    Southern Company's key executives are Thomas A. Fanning, Bryan Anderson and W. Paul Bowers.

  • How many employees does Southern Company have?

    Southern Company has 27,943 employees.

  • What is Southern Company revenue?

    Latest Southern Company annual revenue is $20.4 b.

  • What is Southern Company revenue per employee?

    Latest Southern Company revenue per employee is $729.2 k.

  • Who are Southern Company competitors?

    Competitors of Southern Company include Vistra, FirstEnergy and ENGIE.

  • Where is Southern Company headquarters?

    Southern Company headquarters is located at 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta.

  • Where are Southern Company offices?

    Southern Company has an office in Atlanta.

  • How many offices does Southern Company have?

    Southern Company has 1 office.