Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

We’re recognized as a great place that does great work

From innovating our industry to making strides in sustainable energy, we’re recognized as a leader by customers, partners, investors, employees and the broader business, science and technology communities. Here are some of our awards and distinctions that highlight our success:


 

Global

  • 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc - Third consecutive year
  • 2018 Top Utilities - Fortune Magazine (4th ranked)
  • 2018 Four Pillar Award - Council for Quality Growth
    • Paul Bowers (Georgia Power)
  • 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors - National Association of Corporate Board Directors    
    • Veronica Hagen
  • 2018 Most Influential Board Directors -  WomenInc. Magazine
    • Juanita Baranco
    • Veronica Hagen
    • Linda Hudson
  • 2018 CEO of the Year (Tom Fanning) - S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards
  • 2018 Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings - S&P Global Platts (90th ranked)
  • 2018 Management Top 250 list - Drucker Institute

Past Global Awards

  • 2017 50 Most Engaged Companies - Forbes magazine
  • 2017 Top Innovators - Public Utility Fortnightly
  •     » Tom Fanning - Cybersecurity
  •     » Kim Greene - Smart Neighborhoods
  •     » Mark Lantrip - Microgrids for C&I customers
  •     » Stan Vangilder, Julie Pigott, Lillania Shah, Michael Britt - Indoor agriculture
  •     » Michael Britt, Jim Trupiano, Darren Epps, Andy Phillips- Partnering with Lyft
  • 2017 America’s Top 100 Public Companies - Forbes magazine
  • 2017 U.S. Company of the Year - Conexx America-Israel Business Connector
  • 2017 CEO Wall of Innovators (Tom Fanning) - New York Stock Exchange
  • 2017 Disruptor 50 List CNBC – Bloom Energy - highlighting PowerSecure partnership
  • 2016 Global Energy Company of the Year Platts 
  •     » Strategic Deal of the Year – AGL Resources merger
  •     » Finalist, CEO of the Year – Tom Fanning
  • 2012-2014 Top-ranked CEO among large-cap electric utilities by buy-side analysts

 

Industry

  • 2018 EEI Emergency Recovery Award
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
  • 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto Rico Power Restoration - Edison Electric Institute
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2018 Most Trusted Utility (Nicor Gas) - Cogent Energy Reports
  • 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award (Nicor Gas) - Illinois Sustainability Technology Center
  • 2018 Industry Excellence Award for Safety Net program (Mississippi Power) - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2018 Power Delivery and Utilization Technology Transfer Award for cyber-security work (Mississippi Power) - Electric Power Research Institute
  • 2018 Community Service Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - Southern Gas Association
  • 2018 Partnership Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2018 Local Distribution Company of the Year (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2018 Most Trusted Utility & Customer (Georgia Power) - Cogent Energy Reports
  • 2018 #1 Electric-only Utility by Residential and Business Customers (Georgia Power) - Engagement Brands Study
  • 2018 Top 10 Utilities in Economic Development (Georgia Power) - Site Selection Magazine
  • 2018 Top 40 Utility PowerBrands for US investor-owned utilities - Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Gulf Power
  • 2018 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trends - Tom Fanning and Paul Bowers

Previous Industry Awards

  • 2017 Top 40 Innovators,  Public Utilities Fortnightly - Tom Fanning
  • 2016-2017 Industry Excellence Award for Safety - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2017 Top 10 Utility PowerBrands (Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power) - Essence Partners
  • 2017 Most Trusted Brand - Cogent Energy Reports
    • Nicor Gas
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2017 Local Distribution Company of the Year (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2017 Top 25 Corporate Citizens (Nicor Gas) - United Way Chicago
  • 2017 Future Forward Award - (Nicor Gas) - Women's Business Development Center
  • 2017 Top 40 Utility PowerBrands (Mississippi Power) - Essence Partners
  • 2017 Top-Ranked Company for Safety Performance (Mississippi Power) - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2017 Emergency Recovery Award, Edison Electric Institute - Alabama Power and Georgia Power
  • 2017 Emergency Assistance Award, Edison Electric Institute - Alabama Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power
  • 2017 Top Company for Supplier Diversity (Southern Company Gas) - Black Enterprise
  • 2010-2016 World's Most Admired Electric & Gas Utilities - Fortune magazine - Recognized among the world's top utilities for seven consecutive years
  • 2016 Emergency Recovery Award (Georgia Power) - Edison Electric Institute
  • 2016 Emergency Assistance Award (Alabama Power, Gulf Power) - Edison Electric Institute
  • 2016 Top Innovative Practice Award (Southern Nuclear) - Nuclear Energy Institute
  • 2016 Technology Transfer Award (Southern Nuclear) - Electric Power Research Institute
  • 2016 Special Achievement Award (Southern Nuclear) - U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council
  • 2016 Presidential Citation (Southern Nuclear) - American Nuclear Society
  • 2016 Utility Achievement Award (Southern Nuclear) - American Nuclear Society
  • 2016 Woman of the Year (Roxann Laird) - POWER-GEN International
  • 2015 John D. Dingell Award for constructive partnership with labor
  • 2015 Top U.S. Utility for Investor Relations - IR magazine
  • 2014 Top five spots in Customer Value Benchmark survey
  • 2015 Top Utilities in Economic Development (Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power) - Site Selection magazine
  • 2014 Operating companies ranked among best in nation - J.D. Power and Associates survey
  • 2014 Most Trusted Residential Electric Utility in America (Alabama Power) - Lifestory Research
  • 2014 National Key Accounts Customer Service Award - Edison Electric Institute
  • 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History - National Atomic Museum Foundation

Success breeds success. It is a learned behavior. While a characteristic of a high-achieving company or organization is to be self-critical, we must always recognize and celebrate our successes.

Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO

Customer Satisfaction

  • 2019 Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award (Georgia Power) - Morehouse School of Medicine - Improving Health and Wellbeing in Georgia
  • 2019 Residential Customers ‘Easiest to Do Business With’ (Georgia Power) - Cogent Reports Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement Study
  • 2018 Residential Customer Satisfaction Award - JD Power
    • Georgia Power (#1 rank, second year in a row)
    • Mississippi Power (#5 rank)
  • 2018 Business Customer Satisfaction Award - JD Power
    • Georgia Power (#1 rank)
  • 2018 #1 in Customer Experience (Georgia Power) - Temkin Group
  • 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction (South Region: Large Segment), J.D. Power - Alabama Power (Ranked No. 1), Georgia Power (Ranked No. 2)
  • 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction (South Region: Midsize Segment), J.D. Power - Gulf Power (Ranked No. 2)
  • 2017 Utility Customer Champion (Nicor Gas) - Cogent Energy Reports
  • 2017 National Key Accounts Outstanding Customer Service Award, Edison Electric Institute - 13th Consecutive
  • 2017 Best Customer Experience Ratings, Tempkin Group - Georgia Power
  •     » No. 1 Utility
  •     » Top 30 Overall
  • 2017 Top 10 Investor-Owned Utilities in America, Wired Group - Gulf Power
  • 2017 Best Community Outreach (Virginia Natural Gas) – DMME & VOGA
  • 2017 YLS Initiative Challenge Grant Award (Nicor Gas) - United Way Chicago

Previous Customer Satisfaction Awards

  • 2016 Top Five Spots, Customer Value Benchmark Survey
  • 2016 Top Utilities in North America for Economic Development, Site Selection - Alabama Power and Georgia Power
    • Mississippi Power (Finalist) and Gulf Power (Finalist)

 

Environmental

  • 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award (Nicor Gas) - Emerging Technology Program (ETP)
  • 2018 Keep Mississippi Beautiful Business/Industry Award (Mississippi Power) - Environmental Stewardship Council
  • 2018 Environmental Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2017 Environmental Champion (Virginia Natural Gas) - Cogent Energy Reports
  • 2017 Top 5 Utilities for Solar (Georgia Power) - Smart Electric Power Alliance

Previous Environmental Awards

  • 2016 Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award (Gulf Power) - Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • 2016 Advanced Energy for Life Clean Coal Award (Mississippi Power) - Peabody Energy
  • 2014 Investor-Owned Utility of the Year (Georgia Power) - Solar Electric Power Association
  • 2014 Top 100 Sustainable Energy Companies in the Southeast - Southeastern Corporate
  • Sustainability rankings - Fourth consecutive year
  • 2014 Southeastern Electric Exchange Industry Excellence Chairman's Award - For 25-MW carbon capture demonstration project
  • 2014 Technology Transfer Awards (eight projects awarded) - EPRI - At least one employee recognized every year since 1997
  • 2014 Project of the Year: Southeastern Solar Research Center - My Green Birmingham

 

Workplace

  • 2019 America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine - Ranked 14th - Third consecutive year
  • 2019 Best Employer for Diversity - Forbes magazine
  • 2019 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index – Third consecutive year
  • 2019 Champion of Diversity Award (Mississippi Power) – ourMississippi
  • 2019 Best Companies for Millennials - Women's Choice Award
  • 2019 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine - Top-ranked utility for 12th consecutive year
  • 2019 Military-Friendly Spouse Employer - GI Jobs magazine
  • 2018 Best Place to Work - Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
  • 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc - Third consecutive year
  • 2018 50 Best Companies for Diversity - Black Enterprise - Third consecutive year
  • 2018 Best for Vets Employer - Military Times - Ranked 7th - Ninth consecutive year
  • 2018 Innovation Award in Workforce Development (Virginia Natural Gas) - Opportunity Inc.
  • 2018 Above and Beyond Award (Mississippi Power) - Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • 2018 Corporate Ally of the Year Award (Georgia Power) - Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018 Technology and Analytics Award (Southern Company, Energy Innovation Center) - Business Culture Awards
  • 2018 Outstanding Diversity Champion, Diversity and Inclusion Awards (Georgia Power) - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Previous Workplace Awards

  • 2017 Top Supporter - USBE & Career Communications Group - Platinum Level
  • 2017 Perfect Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign
  • 2017 Perfect Disability Equality Index Score - Disability Equality Index
  • 2018-2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc
  •     » No. 1 Company for Progress
  •     » No. 3 Company for Veterans
  • 2016 Top 5 Companies to Work for in America - Business Insider
  • 2016 Most Valuable Employer for Military®- CivilianJobs.com - Seventh consecutive year
  • 2016 Top 50 Employers - Minority Engineer Magazine - Top-ranked utility
  • 2018 Ranked among IDG's Computerworld's 100 "Best Places to Work in IT" for the 12th consecutive year; highest-rated large utility company
  • 2015 Top 50 Employers - Careers and the disABLED Magazine
  • 2015 40 Best Companies for Diversity - Black Enterprise
  • 2015 Top 10 Companies for Veterans - DiversityInc - Top-ranked energy company