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Jul 17, 2017, 15:15 ET Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 58 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable September 6, 2017, to...


Jul 12, 2017, 15:18 ET Southern Company building the future of energy with new battery storage research demonstration

Building on its 100-year commitment to innovation and historic focus on the research and development of emerging energy solutions, Southern...


Jul 10, 2017, 13:15 ET Southern Company second-quarter earnings to be released August 2

Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the second quarter of 2017 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 2. Chairman, President...


Jun 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary and Wärtsilä sign agreement to develop flexible gas power plant projects

Today, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Wärtsilä, a leading supplier of flexible generation technology, signed a Memorandum of...


Jun 28, 2017, 16:11 ET Southern Company and Mississippi Power announce suspension of gasification operations

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Mississippi Power today announced the company is immediately suspending start-up and operations activities...


Jun 27, 2017, 09:30 ET Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure announces strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure announced today a strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions ("AMS") to jointly develop and...


May 18, 2017, 10:00 ET Southern Company named to DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for second consecutive year

Southern Company has been named among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the second consecutive year, rising two spots to No. 44....


May 15, 2017, 14:30 ET Southern Company named U.S. Company of the Year by Conexx

Southern Company has been named the U.S. Company of the Year by Conexx, the premier organization connecting Americans and Israelis via business....


May 15, 2017, 10:00 ET Lamesa Solar Facility in Texas begins commercial operation

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the commercial operation of the 102-megawatt (MW) Lamesa Solar Facility in Dawson...


May 03, 2017, 06:45 ET Southern Company reports first-quarter 2017 earnings

Southern Company today reported first-quarter 2017 earnings of $658 million, or 66 cents per share, compared with earnings of $489 million, or 53...


Apr 27, 2017, 17:11 ET Southern Nuclear provides significant charitable contributions in its local communities

For the first quarter of 2017, Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., donated nearly $34,000...


Apr 17, 2017, 15:18 ET Southern Company raises dividend rate 16th straight year; annualized rate goes to $2.32 per share

Southern Company said today it is increasing its dividend by 8 cents per share on an annualized basis to a rate of $2.32 per share. The increase...


Apr 06, 2017, 16:48 ET Upgrades to Plant Vogtle Unit 1 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a...


Apr 05, 2017, 11:45 ET Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released May 3

Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the first quarter of 2017 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 3. Chairman, President and Chief...


Apr 05, 2017, 09:25 ET Southern Company subsidiary's East Pecos Solar Facility in Texas begins commercial operation

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the commercial operation of the 120-megawatt (MW) East Pecos Solar Facility in Pecos...


Feb 28, 2017, 17:16 ET Plant Hatch Unit 2 completes record-setting refueling outage, enhances production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

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


Feb 24, 2017, 09:00 ET Paula Marino inducted into Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame

The executive vice president of Southern Company's engineering and construction services organization, Paula Marino, has been inducted into the...


Feb 22, 2017, 06:45 ET Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings

Southern Company today reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings of $197 million, or 20 cents per share, compared with earnings of $271 million, or 30...


Feb 16, 2017, 12:06 ET Southern Company named to Fortune's most admired list

For the eighth consecutive year Southern Company has been named to Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list – this year ranking among the...


Feb 06, 2017, 12:10 ET Refueling activities and performance enhancements underway at Plant Hatch Unit 2

This morning at midnight ET, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant safely took Unit 2 offline for a planned refueling and...


Jan 19, 2017, 16:01 ET Southern Company fourth-quarter earnings to be released February 22

Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 by 7:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 22. Chairman, President and...


Jan 13, 2017, 15:33 ET Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 56 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable March 6, 2017, to...


Jan 09, 2017, 09:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary acquires additional wind facility in Texas

As part of the company's renewable growth strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 276-megawatt...


Dec 30, 2016, 10:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary announces strategic wind development agreement

As part of the company's renewable development strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced a joint development agreement...


Dec 22, 2016, 14:45 ET Southern Company subsidiary acquires two wind projects in Texas

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of two wind facilities in Texas – the 174-megawatt (MW) Salt Fork Wind...