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May 27, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Inventing the future of energy: Southern Company holds annual meeting of stockholders

Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, spoke today at the annual meeting of stockholders about the importance of...

May 22, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company earns national recognition as a top military employer

 Southern Company has been recognized by three publications as a top employer for both active duty and veteran military personnel. Southern...

May 21, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary furthers renewable energy leadership by acquiring 103-megawatt Georgia solar project

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is demonstrating its commitment to developing more renewable energy resources through the acquisition of...

May 11, 2015, 12:09 ET
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Upgrades to Plant Farley Unit 1 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled...

May 07, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Southern Company taking energy innovation to new heights through the use of unmanned aerial systems

As one of the first U.S. utilities to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to pilot unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the Southern...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:01 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary tops 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy development with North Star solar acquisition

 Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, a national leader in renewables, has surpassed 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy...

Apr 29, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Southern Company reports first-quarter earnings

 Southern Company today reported first-quarter 2015 earnings of $508 million, or 56 cents a share, compared with earnings of $351 million, or...

Apr 24, 2015, 12:29 ET
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NRC reaffirms safe operation, regulatory commitment of Farley, Hatch and Vogtle nuclear plants

This week, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held three informational open houses for the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.,...

Apr 20, 2015, 14:40 ET
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Southern Company raises dividend rate 14th straight year; annualized rate goes to $2.17 per share

 Southern Company said today it is increasing its dividend by 7 cents per share on an annualized basis to a...

Apr 17, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Southern Company accelerates sustainable energy innovations with five solar projects in three states

 Three Southern Company subsidiaries this week are marking major milestones in the strategic expansion of one of the nation's largest renewable...

Apr 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary acquires fourth California solar project; 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell

 Reflecting its long-standing commitment to develop the full portfolio of energy resources, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today...

Apr 13, 2015, 03:01 ET
Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

SoCalGas Launches First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S.

 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is bringing sci-fi innovation to life and has joined with the Energy Department's National...

Apr 07, 2015, 19:05 ET
Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

SoCalGas Sponsors Seven Nonprofit Groups for Earth Month Events

April is Earth Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and its employees are teaming up with seven nonprofit groups that focus on...

Apr 06, 2015, 10:45 ET
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Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released April 29

Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 29. Chairman, President and...

Apr 01, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Inventing our future: Southern Company's new hub to deliver tomorrow's solutions, today

 Electricity use in America has grown five times faster than other energy sources over the past four decades. That means delivering clean,...

Mar 31, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary's first wind project will be its largest renewable plant

 Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced an agreement to acquire the company's largest renewable electric generating plant...

Mar 17, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Southern Company CEO receives national award for leading nuclear development with Vogtle construction

The National Labor and Management Public Affairs Committee (LAMPAC) has named Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning as a...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:22 ET
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Upgrades to Plant Hatch Unit 2 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant near Baxley, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a...

Feb 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary acquires two Georgia solar projects totaling 99 megawatts

 Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of two photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 99 megawatts (MW)...

Feb 19, 2015, 15:45 ET
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Fortune names Southern Company a top utility for sixth consecutive year

 Fortune magazine has named Southern Company to its 2015 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, marking the sixth consecutive year the company...