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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Southern Power?

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor- owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 50 facilities operating or under construction in 13 states with more than 11,920 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

Who is Southern Company?

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women’s Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

How is Southern Power directly related to Southern Company?

Southern Power is the wholesale subsidiary of Southern Company. With offices in Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., the company has a variety of generating assets across the country.

How is Southern Power different from the other retail operating companies within the Southern Company system?

Southern Power is the wholesale subsidiary of Southern Company. Formed in 2001 to support Southern Company in the wholesale market, Southern Power’s portfolio of clean generating assets spans across the country. As the unregulated subsidiary, Southern Power works business to business and builds the future of energy by investing in clean energy solutions for the customers we serve.

What technologies does Southern Power own/operate?

Currently, Southern Power’s generation portfolio consists of wind, natural gas, solar, battery storage and fuel cells. In total, the company’s portfolio consists of 50 generating assets capable of delivering more than 11,920 MW of clean, safe, reliable and affordable wholesale generation in every time zone. Our portfolio now includes over 4,510 MW of renewable generation. That diversity – through geography and fuel source – is part of what makes us America’s premier wholesale energy partner.

Is Southern Power considering adding any new technologies to its portfolio?

Southern Power is always looking for opportunities that support its business strategy of owning, developing and operating clean generating assets supported by long-term credit worthy counter parties.

What is the operational status of Southern Power’s renewable energy plants?

Southern Power’s solar portfolio consists of 27 solar plants in operation and 13 wind facilities, 11 of which are in operation and two under construction.

How does Southern Power operate these facilities across the country?

Southern Power operates and maintains its generating assets through the technology in its remote operations center (ROC). In the ROC, dedicated experts closely monitor and operate our sites 24/7. The team works closely with Southern Power’s trading and optimization team to convert data from the ROC and translate it into information to help make strategic decisions and recommendations for our customers.

How long has Southern Power been in business?

Southern Power was formed in 2001 to support Southern Company in the wholesale market. In 2009, Southern Power's portfolio consisted of eight natural gas plants totaling 7,880 MW in four states. Since 2009, Southern Power has added more than 3,500 megawatts (MW) across 50 facilities. Today, the company continues to strategically grow its business through the acquisition and development of clean energy solutions.

Who are Southern Power’s customers?

We work each day to build strong relationships and provide service that is second to none to more than 50 energy providers serving customers across the United States. Making a sustainable impact is about more than "business as usual." It's about caring for our customers personally. The organizations we serve are more than just customers. They are our friends, families and neighbors. Providing clean energy solutions isn't just something we do. It's something we serve.

Who does Southern Power partner with?

We are a results-driven culture, and that pioneering spirit of always improving and always reaching higher moves us forward together with our industry peers who share that value. We work with disciplined energy experts and leaders to innovate the industry and deliver on our promises.

How do I get in contact with a representative from Southern Power?

If you are looking for a contact in business development, please visit here. For all other inquires, please visit here.

How does Southern Power work to protect the environment?

As a company, we prioritize engagement with environmental partners in our communities and across the nation. Through public-private partnerships, we promote conservation, restoration and increased environmental awareness, while working to support sound policy and science for the development of clean energy projects.

Is Southern Power involved in the communities where it has generating assets?

Yes. Southern Power believes being in a community means more than just being physically located there. To us, it means being visible and actively involved in the lives of the people that make up our communities throughout our 13-state footprint that stretches from California to Maine.

What are Southern Power’s Values?

  • Safety First. We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust. Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises, and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance. We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

  • Total Commitment. We are committed to the success of our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities. We fully embrace, respect, and value our differences and diversity.

Does Southern Power have a Code of Ethics?

Our Code of Ethics defines our culture. It applies to all of us and challenges us to treat each other with honesty, fairness and respect. As an employee of Southern Power and Southern Company, we have a responsibility to uphold that strong reputation through the decisions we make. We have corporate policies and guidelines that are designed to ensure that we make good decisions that are in keeping with Our Values.