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Energy is an essential need today as homes, schools, hospitals, and many more places depend on electrical energy to make use of most innovative developments to connect people, businesses, and future generations. Southern Company, an American clean energy company redefining the future of energy, have shown that moving toward sustainable energy sources can be done successfully and efficiently.
Southern Company is the leading energy company providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy. Through its subsidiaries, the company supports over 9 million customers and businesses nationwide with natural gas distribution utilities in four states and electric utilities in three states. Also, the organization provides wholesales energy to customers across America and is acknowledged as the leading company for distributed energy solutions, fiber optics, and telecommunications services.
The company’s vision started over a century ago, when James Mitchell—engineer, entrepreneur, builder, and a cultured, sophisticated man—traveled to the American South and made the first commitment for Southern Company. An innovative man, Mitchell dreamed of and visualized Alabama’s rivers’ hydro potential so vividly that he was inspired to develop a series of dams to electrify the Southeast.
To bring his brainchild to life, he set to work. He sketched out a regional power network, raised funds from a group of British investors, and slowly, through sheer hard work and determination, created the first of the three foremost holding companies that would in later years play prominent roles in Southern Company’s history. Over the years, the company has encountered every conceivable obstacle to success—natural and artificial disasters, a hostile takeover, financial crises, and many more.
Rising above the challenges, the Southern Company stayed true to its mission of providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers. Today, the company serves 9 million customers through its subsidiaries, consistent in its continuous strides of revolutionizing energy use in Southern America, becoming the face of sustainable energy in the south.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Southern Company is deeply committed to innovations and a low-carbon future, bringing energy to homes and businesses across America. They lead the industry through new and futuristic innovations. The company’s clients include wholesale electric and gas customers, retail electrical and gas purchasers, and non-affiliated electric distribution system owners.
Known for affordable prices way below that of its competitors, reliability, and excellent customer service that have been perfected over a century, the Southern Company brands have been developing the complete portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency, and storage technology. They’ve also developed customized energy solutions to meet every customer’s needs.
One of the company’s unique attributes is its uncompromising values and dedication to serving, putting its customers and communities at the focal point of its every step to drive growth and prosperity as it brightens the lives and businesses of millions of people in the nation.