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More than 27,000 employees across the Southern Company system work hard every day to deliver on our mission of providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers and the communities we serve. The Total Commitment and Superior Performance of these employees has been recognized by a variety of organizations, earning the company awards and recognitions that reflect Our Values and dedication to service.

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Accomplishing Great Things

Leadership Awards

  • 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies – Fortune magazine
  • 2023 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure – Atlanta Magazine
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
    • Chris Womack (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
    • Pedro Cherry (President and CEO, Atlanta Gas Light)
    • Bentina Terry (Senior Vice President of Metro Atlanta & Corporate Relations, Georgia Power)
  • 2023 100 Most Influential Georgians – Georgia Trend magazine
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
    • Chris Womack (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
  • 2022 Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 list - Drucker Institute
  • 2022 Fortune 500 – Fortune magazine (27th consecutive year)
  • 2022 CPA-Zicklin Index - Center for Political Accountability
  • 2022 Corporate Advocacy Award - NAACP Alabama State Conference
    • Alabama Power
  • 2022 Corporation of the Year – Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2022 Executive of the Year – Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
  • 2022 Most Admired CEOs - Atlanta Business Chronicle
    • Chris Womack (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
  • 2022 Herman J. Russell CEO of the Year Award – Atlanta Business League
    • Chris Womack (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
  • 2022 Frank C. Carr Corporate Partner of the Year Award – INROADS
  • 2022 Anthem Award (Bronze)
    • Human & Civil Rights- Best Strategy (Be The Change)
  • 2022 World’s Most Admired Companies – Fortune magazine
  • 2022 Pat Santucci “Spirit of the Coast” Award - Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce
    • Anthony Wilson (Chairman, President and CEO, Mississippi Power)
  • 2022 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure – Atlanta Magazine
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
    • Chris Womack (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
    • Pedro Cherry (President and CEO, Atlanta Gas Light)
    • Bentina Terry (Senior Vice President of Metro Atlanta & Corporate Relations, Georgia Power)
  • 2022 Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award – Edison Electric Institute
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
  • 2021 Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 list - Drucker Institute
  • 2021 Excellence and Innovation Award - Pensions & Investments
    • Southern Company recognized for outstanding financial literacy and financial well-being programs for employees
  • 2021 Community Outreach Award – Virginia Oil and Gas Association
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2021 Corporate Partner of the Year- NAACP Alabama State Conference 
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 U.S. Transparency Award (Best Proxy Statement) – Labrador
  • 2021 Business Leaders of Color – Chicago United
    • John O. Hudson III, President and CEO, Nicor Gas
  • 2021 TechBridge CIO of the Year
    • Martin Davis, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Southern Company
  • 2021 Bobby Jones Award - Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
  • 2021 Fortune 500 – Fortune magazine (26th consecutive year)
  • 2021 Industrial Innovation Award – South Metro Development Outlook Conference
    • Georgia Power
  • 2021 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award 
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies – Fortune magazine
  • 2021 Advocacy Excellence Award (Honorable Mention) – Edison Electric Institute
  • 2020 Chairman’s Award - Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
    • Southern Company
  • 2020 Community Partner Award - Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2020 Top Companies for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) list – DiversityInc
  • 2020 Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence - Atlanta Business League
    • Sloane Drake, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Georgia Power
    • Bentina Terry, Senior Vice President of Metro Atlanta & Corporate Relations, Georgia Power
    • Latanza Adjei, Vice President of Corporate Services, Georgia Power
  • 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies – Fortune magazine (9th year)
  • 2020 Fortune 500 – Fortune magazine (25th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Fortnightly Under Forty – Public Utilities Fortnightly
  • Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America – Savoy magazine
    • Martin Davis (Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Southern Company)
  • 2020 Top 50 Chief Technology/Information Officers Award – National Diversity Council
    • Michael Sullivan (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Southern Company Gas)
  • 2020 Overwatch Award - North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
  • 2020 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure – Atlanta Magazine
    • Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company)
    • Paul Bowers (Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power)
    • Kim Greene (Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company Gas)
  • 2020 Executive of the Decade – Birmingham Business Journal
    • Mark Crosswhite (Chairman, President and CEO, Alabama Power)
  • 2020 Company of the Decade (Alabama Power) – Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2020 100 Most Influential Georgians – Georgia Trend magazine
    • Tom Fanning (3rd consecutive year)
    • Paul Bowers (3rd consecutive year)

 

All Previous Leadership Awards

  • 2019 U.S. Transparency Award (No. 3 overall and No. 1 Best Proxy Statement) – Labrador
  • 2019 Fortnightly Top Innovators – Public Utilities Fortnightly
  • 2019 Chairman's Circle Corporate Responsibility Award (Georgia Power) - 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
  • 2019 Most Admired CEO: Public Company – Atlanta Business Chronicle
    • Tom Fanning (Southern Company)
  • 2019 Most Admired CEO: Utilities and Energy – Atlanta Business Chronicle
    • Bryan Batson (Atlanta Gas Light)
  • 2019 Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award - Morehouse School of Medicine - Improving Health and Wellbeing in Georgia
    • Georgia Power
  • 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award (Tom Fanning) – Edison Electric Institute
  • 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 -  Women Inc. magazine
    • Juanita Baranco
    • Veronica Hagen
    • Linda Hudson
  • 2018 Global 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
  • 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 Awards

  • 2022 Top U.S. Utility for Economic Development - Site Selection magazine
    • Alabama Power (4th consecutive year)
    • Georgia Power (4th consecutive year)
  • 2022 Business Diversity Excellence Award – Edison Electric Institute
  • 2022 Better Communications Competition Awards – Utility Communicators International
    • Southern Company
    • Alabama Power
    •  Mississippi Power
  • 2022 Edwin D. Hill Award - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
    • Alabama Power
  • 2022 GKS Plant Operational Excellence Award - Guidehouse Generation Knowledge Service
    • Alabama Power (No. 2 in combined cycle plants division)
  • 2022 Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Award
    • Nicor Gas
  • 2022 Emergency Response Award – Edison Electric Institute
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 MarCom Awards
    • Southern Company (Platinum – Annual Report, Gold- Lunch Table Podcast Series, Honorable Mention- Be The Change Internal Communication Campaign)
  • 2021 Better Communications Competition Awards – Utility Communicators International
    • Southern Company
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2021 International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Golden Flame Awards
    • Georgia Power – (Silver - Change Communication; Customer Relations; Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication) (Bronze - Employee Engagement; Diversity and Inclusion)
  • 2021 Local Distribution Company (LDC) of the Year in the state – Virginia Oil and Gas Association
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2021 IABC Southern Region Silver Quill Award (Investor Relations website)
  • 2021 Top U.S. Utility for Economic Development - Site Selection magazine
    • Alabama Power (3rd consecutive year)
    • Georgia Power (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2021 Gold Stevie (utilities category), Silver Stevie (energy category) - 18th Annual International Business Awards (IBA) program
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 Emergency Response Award – Edison Electric Institute
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 Gold Outage Restoration Award – Chartwell
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 Consumer Education Award - Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC)
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2020 Technology Transfer Awards – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    • Power Delivery and Utilization Sector – Southern Company Services, Alabama Power and Georgia Power
    • Generation Sector – Southern Company Services, Alabama Power and Mississippi Power
  • 2020 Local Distribution Company of the Year (LDC) (Virginia Natural Gas) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2020 Excellence in Outreach Innovation Award (Virginia Natural Gas for its enhanced communication platform, Keep Me Informed (KMI)) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2020 Community Outreach Award (Virginia Natural Gas for the charitable giving and volunteerism efforts through the Something in the Water festival) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award (Virginia Natural Gas for working to reduce greenhouse emissions through the purchase of Differentiated natural gas) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2020 U.S. Transparency Awards (No.1 utility in transparency; No. 6 overall in corporate disclosure; No.2 Best Investor Relations Website) – Labrador
  • 2020 Edison Award (Energy storage initiatives) – Edison Electric Institute
  • 2020 Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service – Edison Electric Institute
  • 2020 Smartest Utility Projects (Georgia Tech Microgrid) – Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine
  • 2020 Utility Business Models Power Player of the Year - Smart Energy Power Alliance (SEPA)
  • 2020 Smart Grid Award - POWER magazine’s Power Awards
    • Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood at Reynolds Landing
  • 2020 Emergency Recovery Award (Georgia Power for March 2019 tornado restoration) – Edison Electric Institute
  • 2020 Inspiring Efficiency Awards (Nicor Gas) – Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

All Previous Industry Awards

  • 2019 Technology Transfer Awards – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    • Nuclear Sector –  Southern Nuclear
    • Power Delivery and Utilization Sector – Southern Company Services, Alabama Power and Georgia Power
    • Generation Sector – Southern Company Services, Southern Power, and Alabama Power
    • Energy and Environment Sector – Southern Company Services
  • 2019 Top Safety Performance (Mississippi Power) - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2019 Transmission and Distribution Safety (Mississippi Power) - Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • 2019 Golden Flame Award for Safety Communication Management – A new focus on safety: Critical Risk Management (Southern Company Gas) - International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • 2019 Safety Award (Virginia Natural Gas for its safety outreach program) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2019 Partnership Award (Virginia Natural Gas for experiential learning program with Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University) - Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Awards (DMME) and Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA)
  • 2019 Smart Grid Customer Innovation Award - SmartEnergy IP
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
  • 2019 Fortnightly Smartest Communities (Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood® at Reynolds Landing) – Public Utilities Fortnightly
  • 2019 Star of Systems Efficiency Award (Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood® at Reynolds Landing) – Alliance to Save Energy
  • 2019 Distributed Energy Award (PowerSecure)  – POWER magazine’s Power Awards
  • 2019 Emergency Recovery Award – Edison Electric Institute
    • Alabama Power (2nd consecutive year)
    • Georgia Power (2nd consecutive year)
  • 2018 Top Utilities - FORTUNE magazine (No.4 ranked)
  • 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto Rico Power Restoration - Edison Electric Institute
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
    • Mississippi Power
  • 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 Partnership Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2018 Localized Distribution Company of the Year (Virginia Natural Gas) - DMME & VOGA
  • 2018 Top 40 Utility PowerBrands for US investor-owned utilities - Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Gulf Power
  • 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

Customer Satisfaction Awards

  • 2022 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction (Segment: Large Utilities in the South) - JD Power
    • Georgia Power - No. 1
  • 2022 Utility Trusted Business Partners - The Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Business study from Escalent
    • Alabama Power
    • Georgia Power
    • Mississippi Power 
  • 2021 Top 24 Most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry - Cogent Reports Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement Study
    • Chattanooga Gas
  • 2021 Most Trusted Utility Brands - The Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential study from Escalent
    • Georgia Power
    • Nicor Gas
  • 2020 Business Customer Satisfaction Award (Segment: Large Utilities in the South) - JD Power
    • Georgia Power - No. 1 (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2020 Top 13 Most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry - Cogent Reports Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement Study
    • Chattanooga Gas
    • Nicor Gas
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2020 Customer Experience (CE) Index survey – Forrester Research
    • Alabama Power – No. 2 in utility category
  • 2020 Best Practices in COVID-19 Customer Communication (Georgia Power) – J.D. Power
  • 2020 Residential Customers ‘Easiest to Do Business With’ - Cogent Reports Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement Study
    • Georgia Power – 2nd consecutive year

 

All Previous Customer Satisfaction Awards

  • 2019 Gas Utility Residential Customer Overall Satisfaction (South Region: Midsize Segment) - J.D. Power 
    • Virginia Natural Gas - No. 3
  • 2019 Top 20 Trusted Business Partner Among Utilities (South Region) - The Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Business study from Escalent
    • Virginia Natural Gas - No. 4
      • No. 7 among all utilities
  • 2019 Business Customer Champion - The Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Business study from Escalent
    • Chattanooga Gas
    • Nicor Gas
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2019 Business Customer Satisfaction Award (Segment: Large Utilities in the South) - JD Power
    • Georgia Power - No. 1 (2nd consecutive year)
    • Alabama Power - No. 2
  • 2019 Most Trusted Electric-Only Utility Brand - Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential Report from Escalent
    • Georgia Power - No. 2 
  • 2019 Residential Customer Satisfaction Award - JD Power
    • Georgia Power - No. 1 (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2018 Residential Customer Satisfaction Award - JD Power
    • Mississippi Power - No. 5
  • 2018 Electric-only Utility by Residential and Business Customers - Engagement Brands Study
    • Georgia Power - No. 1
  • 2018 Most Trusted Utility - Cogent Energy Reports
    • Nicor Gas
  • 2018 Most Trusted Utility & Customer - Cogent Energy Reports
    • Georgia Power
  • 2018 Customer Experience - Temkin Group
  • Georgia Power - No. 1
  • 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
  • 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 Awards

 
  • 2022 A- score for enviormental transparency (Southern Company) -- CDP
    • 3rd consecutive year            
  • 2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Award - Southern Gas Association
    • Southern Company Gas
  • 2022 Forestry for Wildlife Partnership - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division
    • Georgia Power
  • 2022 Top Climate Tech Investors – Climate 50
    • Energy Impact Partners (No.1 overall)
  • 2021 A- score for environmental transparency (Southern Company) – CDP
    • Second consecutive year
  • 2021 Top Project - Environment + Energy Leader
    • Alabama Power, PowerSecure and Southern Company for Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood project
  • 2021 Forestry for Wildlife Partnership - Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division
    • Georgia Power
  • 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award (Alabama Power’s Plant Barry Environmental Stewardship Team) - Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP)
  • 2019 Project of the Year (Gold Winner: Southern Power’s Cactus Flats Wind Project) – The Cleanie Awards
  • 2019 Water Conservationist of the Year (Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers Conservation Program) - The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF)
  • 2019 Gulf Guardian Award (Mississippi Power’s Renew Our Rivers Conservation Program) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Division
  • 2019 Community Impact Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - CoVaBiz Magazine and Coastal Virginia Magazine

 

All Previous Environmental Awards

  • 2018 Community Service Award (Virginia Natural Gas) - Southern Gas Association
  • 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
  • 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 Awards

  • 2023 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer (No. 2) - GI Jobs magazine
  • 2022 Best for Vets: Employers- The Military Times
    • No. 1 in Energy-Utilities-Gas-Electric
  • 2022 Inclusion Index – Seramount
  • 2022 Atlanta's Best Places to Work and Healthiest Employers – Atlanta Business Chronicle
    • Atlanta Gas Light
  • 2022 Best Employers By State – Forbes
    • Southern Company (No. 2 in Alabama, No. 2 in Georgia)
  • 2022 Above and Beyond Award - Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
    • Mississippi Power
  • 2022 Best Employers for Woman - Forbes
  • 2022 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion- The Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
    • (100% score 6th consecutive year)
  • 2022 Best Companies for Multicultural Women – Seramount
  • 2022 Top 50 Employer -  Minority Engineer magazine
  • 2022 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc (7th consecutive year)
    • No. 1 Top Company for Black executives
    • No. 4 Top Company for Supplier Diversity
  • 2022 America’s Best Employers for Diversity – Forbes
  • 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Award – Birmingham Business Journal
    • Alabama Power
  • 2022 America’s Best Large Employers – Forbes
    • No. 2 overall
  • 2022 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine
  • 2022 Military-Friendly Spouse Employer - GI Jobs magazine
  • 2022 100% Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (6th consecutive year)
  • 2021 Veteran Friendly Employer – Birmingham Business Journal
    • Alabama Power
  • 2021 Best for Vets: Employers- The Military Times
    • No. 1 overall
  • 2021 Best Employers By State – Forbes
    • Southern Company (No. 3 in Alabama, No. 6 in Georgia)
  • 2021 Best Employers for Women - Forbes
  • 2021 Top Workplaces - The Hampton Roads Top Workplaces by Inside Business
    • Virginia Natural Gas
  • 2021 IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 100 "Best Places to Work in IT"
    • No. 24 overall (15th consecutive year)
  • 2021 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion- The Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
    • (100% score 5th consecutive year)
  • 2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc (6th consecutive year)
    • No. 20 overall (Top Utility)
    • No. 12 overall for Supplier Diversity (Only Utility)
  • 2021 America’s Best Employers for Diversity - Forbes
  • 2021 100 percent Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (5th consecutive year)
  • 2021 America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine
  • 2020 Best Employers for Veterans – Forbes
  • 2020 Spirit of Alliance Award (Southern Company) -  Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
    • Executive of the Year: Pedro Cherry, CEO, Atlanta Gas Light & Chattanooga Gas
  • 2020 Diversity Best Practices Index
  • 2020 Top Military Spouse Friendly Employer Award- G.I. Jobs magazine
  • 2020 Best for Vets: Employers- The Military Times
    • No.2 for the second consecutive year 
  • 2020 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion- The Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
    • (100% score 4th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc (5th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Top 50 Employer -  Minority Engineer magazine
  • 2020 Perfect Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (4th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine
    • No.2 (Top-ranked utility for 14th consecutive year, and the 3rd consecutive year in the Gold Top 10)
  • 2020 Military-Friendly Spouse Employer - GI Jobs magazine
  • 2020 IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 100 "Best Places to Work in IT"
    • No. 38 (14th consecutive year)

All Previous Workplace Awards

  • 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being – National Business Group on Health
  • 2019 Best for Vets Employer - Military Times
    • No. 2 overall (10th consecutive year)
  • 2019 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion- The Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
  • 2019 America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine
    • No. 14 (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2019 Best Employer for Diversity - Forbes magazine
  • 2019 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2019 Champion of Diversity Award (Mississippi Power) – ourMississippi magazine
  • 2019 Best Companies for Millennials - Women's Choice Award
  • 2018 Best Place to Work - Disability Equality Index - 100%/100%
  • 2018 50 Best Companies for Diversity - Black Enterpris (3rd consecutive year)
  • 2018 Best for Vets Employer - Military Times
    • No. 7 (9th 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
  • 2017 Top Supporter - USBE & Career Communications Group - Platinum Level
  • 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
  • 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