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2014-02-27 16:22:35

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune magazine has named Southern Company to its 2014 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has earned recognition among the publication's top three utilities worldwide. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Fortune recognized Southern Company as an industry leader for its quality of management, soundness of financial position, value as a long-term investment, quality...

2014-02-26 12:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Y. Kerr II, co-chairman of McGuireWoods' energy industry team, is departing the firm to become general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest electric utilities. Kerr, a partner in the Raleigh office of McGuireWoods LLP and a senior adviser at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC since 2008, will begin his new duties at the Atlanta headquarters of Southern...

2014-02-26 12:22:11

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced that James Y. Kerr II has been named general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, effective March 8. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140226/CL72586 http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Kerr is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, where he also...

2014-02-25 12:22:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J. Barnie Beasley Jr., former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Southern Co., has been elected to the American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Board of Directors. Beasley, 62, was named president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. in 2004 and added the title of chairman in 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Previously, he served as executive vice...

2014-02-24 16:21:38

ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced that Dr. Larry S. Monroe has been named chief environmental officer and research and environmental affairs senior vice president of Southern Company Services, Inc., effective March 1. Monroe will succeed Christopher M. Hobson, who has announced plans to retire, effective June 27. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/CL70774 During the transition, Hobson...

2014-02-20 16:22:13

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation has finalized an agreement with the United States Department of Energy for a $3.057 billion loan guarantee. This amount is to be used for the corporation's share of two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle located in Waynesboro, GA. Oglethorpe Power's ownership is 30 percent, representing 660MW of capacity. The additional capacity from units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle will provide a low...

2014-02-20 16:21:38

Customers to receive $225 million to $250 million in benefits ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has completed the closing process for $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4, near Waynesboro, Ga. By securing the federal loan guarantees, Georgia Power expects to be able to provide $225 million to $250 million in present-value benefits to its customers....

2014-02-20 16:21:35

U.S. Secretary of Energy, company leaders mark historic milestone in ceremony at nuclear expansion project site ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz today joined Southern Company leaders in a ceremony at the site of the Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 nuclear expansion project in Georgia to announce that subsidiary Georgia Power has secured approximately $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the...

2014-02-16 08:20:09

8,000 total personnel in the field repair nearly 700,000 outages in four days ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has successfully completed restoring electric service to 99 percent of affected customers throughout the state following one of the most severe ice and snow storms to reach the state in the last decade. In the Metro Atlanta area, nearly all customers have had service restored and, in the storm-battered Augusta area, less than 900 customers remained...

2014-02-11 12:22:29

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced the election of Linda P. Hudson to its board of directors. Hudson is the retired president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., a U.S.-based global defense, aerospace and security company, where she currently serves as an adviser and outside director. BAE Systems, Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of London-based BAE Systems plc. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/CL63056 ) (Logo:...


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