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17 Apr, 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...


06 Apr, 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...


05 Apr, 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...


05 Apr, 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...


28 Feb, 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...


24 Feb, 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...


22 Feb, 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...


16 Feb, 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...


06 Feb, 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...


19 Jan, 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...


13 Jan, 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...


09 Jan, 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...


30 Dec, 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...


22 Dec, 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...


14 Dec, 2016, 09:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary's Garland Solar Facility in California begins operation

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., today announced the commercial operation of...


13 Dec, 2016, 12:22 ET Southern Company's Roxann A. Laird named POWER-GEN's 2016 Woman of the Year

POWER-GEN International has named Southern Company's Roxann A. Laird its 2016 Woman of the Year. Laird is director of the National Carbon Capture...


12 Dec, 2016, 14:38 ET Southern Company Named Energy Company of the Year

A year of significant growth in an active industry helped Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the country's premier energy company, claim two of the...


18 Nov, 2016, 15:00 ET Southern Company announces new executive leader

Southern Company today announced a key addition to its executive leadership team, effective December 5. Nancy Sykes has been named executive vice...


17 Nov, 2016, 09:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary acquires the Boulder Solar I Facility in Nevada

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and SunPower Corp. today announced that Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the...


16 Nov, 2016, 15:38 ET Southern Company announces new legal team leadership

Southern Company today announced a key addition to its executive leadership team, effective December 1. Sterling A. Spainhour, Jr., has been named...


01 Nov, 2016, 14:00 ET Utilities partner to enhance power grid preparedness: Southern Company, LG&E and KU, PPL Electric Utilities and TVA establishing equipment sharing program

Southern Company, along with Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), PPL Electric Utilities and the...


31 Oct, 2016, 07:10 ET Southern Company reports third quarter earnings

Southern Company today reported third quarter 2016 earnings of $1.1 billion, or $1.18 per share, compared with earnings of $1.0 billion, or...


28 Oct, 2016, 09:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary acquires Wake Wind Energy Center

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the 257-megawatt (MW) Wake Wind Energy...


27 Oct, 2016, 09:00 ET Southern Company subsidiary closes on natural gas-fired power facility in Minnesota

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Mankato Energy Center from Calpine Corporation....


25 Oct, 2016, 06:55 ET Bloom Energy, Southern Company and its subsidiary PowerSecure announce acquisition of an estimated 50 megawatts of distributed fuel cells

Bloom Energy, Southern Company and its subsidiary PowerSecure have announced a strategic alliance, which will include project investment and...