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

  • 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

  • 2016-2017 Industry Excellece Award for Safety - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2017 Top-Ranked Company for Safety Performance (Mississippi Power) - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 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 - EEI
  • 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

Environmental

  • 2017 Top 5 Utilities for Solar (Georgia Power) - Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • 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

  • 2017 America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine
  • 2017 Perfect Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign
  • 2017-2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc
  •     » No. 1 Company for Progress
  •     » No. 5 Company for Veterans
  • 2016 50 Best Companies for Diversity Black Enterprise
  • 2016 Top 5 Companies to Work for in America - Business Insider
  • 2016 Best for Vets Employer - Military Times EDGE magazine - Seventh consecutive year
  • 2016 Most Valuable Employer for Military®- CivilianJobs.com - Seventh consecutive year
  • 2016 Top 50 Employers - Minority Engineer Magazine - Top-ranked utility
  • 2016 Ranked among IDG's Computerworld's 100 "Best Places to Work in IT" for the 10th consecutive year; highest-rated large utility company
  • 2015 Top 50 Employers - Careers and the disABLED Magazine
  • 2015 40 Best Companies for Diversity - BlackEnterprise magazine
  • 2015 Top 10 Companies for Veterans - DiversityInc - Top-ranked energy company
  • 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine - Top-ranked utility for eighth consecutive year