The business of energy is all about creating solutions that provide value to customers. At Southern Company, we ask one simple question every day: How can we best serve our customers? Building on a century-plus legacy, the commitment to building a better community and country is strong as ever. But the job is made more complex by a range of economic, regulatory and technological uncertainties.
Energy innovation is a proven creator of solutions for customers and communities. Extending from Edison’s early breakthroughs to the advanced drilling technologies that today are providing access to inexpensive and abundant natural gas to the array of electrotechnologies on the horizon, innovation is the real generator of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.
Southern Company is furthering innovation through its investment in the full energy portfolio. Subsidiary Georgia Power is leading America’s nuclear renaissance by building the nation’s first two new nuclear units in a generation. These units will feature the newest, safest, most efficient nuclear technology available. Subsidiary Mississippi Power is constructing a 21st century coal gasification plant that uses technology Southern Company and its partners developed. With a record of advancing technology that stretches across decades, Southern Company is the only company in the U.S. electric industry engaged in robust, proprietary research and development. Carbon capture, emission control and water resource management are among the critical areas receiving high-level focus at dedicated research centers.
As people increasingly depend on energy to drive strong economies and elevated standards of living, Southern Company is committing its best ideas, ingenuity and talent to focus on real energy solutions.