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Electric Utilities

Company Description

The Southern Co. is a holding company, which engages in the sale of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Electric Operating Companies, Southern Power, Southern Company Gas, and All Other. The Traditional Electric Operating Companies segment refers to vertically integrated utilities that own generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and supplies electric services in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The Southern Power segment constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets such as renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market. The Southern Company Gas segment distributes natural gas through natural gas distribution facilities in the states of Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The All Other segment covers segments below the quantitative threshold. The company was founded on November 9, 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Contact Information

The Southern Co.
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard NW
Atlanta Georgia 30308
P:(404) 506-5000
Investor Relations:
(404) 506-0780



Mutual fund holders33.05%
Other institutional25.73%
Individual stakeholders0.11%

Top Executives

Thomas A. FanningChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Andrew W. EvansChief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Kenneth E. ColemanChief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
James Y. KerrChief Compliance Officer, EVP & General Counsel
Nancy SykesChief Human Resources Officer & Executive VP