United Nations of Southern Company with CEO Thomas Fanning Is Awarded
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Award Southern Company Received is from an United Nations Non-Government Organization.
“The World Energy Council is the most representative body of the energy industry
with members in 96 countries. Its mission is to promote the
sustainable supply and use of energy for
the greatest benefit of all. The London-based organization has
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Southern Company Named “Power Company of the Year”
PR Newswire ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2011
ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Company (NYSE: SO) was named “Power Company of the Year” at the Platt’s 2011 Global Energy Awards ceremony in New York Thursday night. The recognition honors Southern Company as the leading power company in the world for 2011.
Southern Company was evaluated on its “successful development and implementation of a strategic plan that optimizes performance and growth while taking an aggressive, proactive approach toward a radically altered business and trading environment.” Specific judging criteria included customer care and satisfaction, effective risk management, financial results, innovation, operational excellence, safety, security, and strategic vision.
“Southern Company is truly honored,” said Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO, Southern Company. “This award reflects the dedication, innovation and commitment of Southern Company’s 26,000 employees who make thousands of great decisions everyday – all for the benefit of our customers, allowing us to provide reliable, affordable electric service.”
Southern Company was among nine finalists chosen from a list of more than 200 nominations, based on their performance for each category’s criteria within the designated timeframe. The company was selected from the overall list of finalists by an independent panel of judges, including former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics and international energy experts.
Southern Company enjoys the highest market cap in the industry while also being known for its robust research and developmental program.
With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company is the parent firm of electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications companies.
SOURCE Southern Company