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2014-06-09 16:21:57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Thursday, May 29, more than 40 volunteers from Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Alabama Power Service Organization in constructing a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear volunteers helped with framing the home, tiling the floors, painting the interior and exterior, installing vinyl siding...

2014-06-03 12:44:32

ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced the renewal of the statewide contract for portable 800 megahertz communication devices with Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT) service with the Alabama Department of Finance's Division of Purchasing. SouthernLINC Wireless has held this contract since 1997. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090507/CL13145LOGO "SouthernLINC Wireless has consistently proven its value to the State...

2014-05-27 12:35:50

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama 9-1-1 Board announced today that SouthernLINC Wireless has successfully transitioned the delivery of 9-1-1 wireless calls to the 95 Alabama PSAPs within the carrier's service area to the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network (ANGEN). SouthernLINC is the first carrier in Alabama to complete this transition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090507/CL13145LOGO ANGEN is a multi-year, multiphase project that, when...

2014-05-23 12:21:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor in a comprehensive compliance audit to review the site pay practices for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO During the review, a timekeeping issue related to shift changes for 180 current and former Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 security...

2014-05-23 08:22:04

ATLANTA, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy today announced the acquisition of the largest solar facility in New Mexico - the 50-megawatt (MW) Macho Springs Solar Facility. The Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership's seventh solar project and its second-largest overall, the facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 18,000 homes....

2014-05-21 16:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor - a TIP Award - for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger(TM) Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel...

2014-05-16 12:23:02

ATLANTA, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading military surveys have named Southern Company a top employer for both active duty and veteran military. A longstanding leader in military recruitment, Southern Company is the top-ranked energy company and No. 3 overall in the 2014 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Veterans. In addition, the company is the top-ranked energy company and No. 13 overall in the Military Times EDGE Best for Vets: Employers 2014 survey and has been named to...

2014-05-15 08:36:30

Forts Stewart, Benning and Gordon to house largest solar facilities on any U.S. military base ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced plans to build, own and operate three separate solar generation facilities on U.S. Army bases in Georgia. The generation facilities, each capable of producing approximately 30 megawatts (MW) AC of solar energy, will be located at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning near Columbus and Fort Gordon near Augusta. Scheduled...

2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...

2014-05-05 16:22:22

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent analysis of American electric utilities sought to measure how responsive those companies are to their customers on social media channels - and Alabama Power finished at the top of the list. The study was conducted by Conversocial, a New York-based provider of customer service software. For a one-week period in mid-April, Conversocial tracked the Twitter mentions and replies of 20 leading utilities, and graded them on response...


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