Southern Nuclear has a story to tell: 'Our news center will allow it to be heard'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, has launched an enhanced website with new features including a news center. The news center will include stories on current issues and the people behind each of the nuclear plants the company operates in Alabama and Georgia.

"There are so many exciting things happening at Southern Nuclear and in our industry, and our news center will allow us to share this important information," said Communications and Organizational Effectiveness Director Jeannine Bailey. "Nuclear energy generates more than 60 percent of the clean air energy in our country, nuclear plants provide quality jobs and economic benefits, and our employees serve our communities and impact lives. We have a great story to tell and our news center will allow it to be heard."

Southern Nuclear's website can be found at www.southernnuclear.com. Beyond the news center, visitors will find information on company leadership, a video series on the benefits of nuclear energy called Nuclear in a Nutshell, and pages highlighting each of the plant sites with public information and community newsletters. Visitors can also register to receive quarterly electronic community newsletters from any of the three plant sites.

In addition, the company is active on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

"The generation of clean, safe, affordable and reliable nuclear energy is fascinating, and we're always looking for innovative ways to educate the public on the great work we do," continues Bailey. "We invite anyone interested in learning more about nuclear energy to take advantage of the resources at our sites' Energy Education Centers, as well as our onsite tours or offsite presentations." 

About Southern Nuclear:

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is a leader among the nation's nuclear energy facility operators and an innovator in advanced nuclear technologies. Southern Nuclear is an essential part of Southern Company's energy portfolio, and its importance will continue to grow as America transitions to a low-carbon energy future. While the company produces clean, safe and reliable nuclear energy, it's also an economic engine powered by quality jobs and community service. Southern Nuclear operates a total of six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.; the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.; and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga. Southern Nuclear is the licensee of two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle that are among the first nuclear units being constructed in the United States in more than 30 years. Southern Nuclear received numerous accolades in 2016 for leadership in the advancement of nuclear energy including the Special Achievement Award by the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council and the Presidential Citation by the American Nuclear Society. Southern Nuclear also received two of the Nuclear Energy Institute's Top Innovative Practice awards and special recognition for achieving excellence in research and performance. Southern Nuclear's Plant Hatch received the ANS Operations & Power Division's Utility Achievement Award for plant improvements that resulted in a record-setting refueling outage duration. The company's headquarters is in Birmingham, Ala.

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About Southern Company:

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 MW of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE Southern Nuclear

For further information: Southern Nuclear Communications, 205-992-5395, Twitter: @SouthernNuclear, Facebook: facebook.com/southernnuclear, www.southernnuclear.com

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