Southern Company Chairman and CEO says company launching aggressive Internet and e-business strategy
ATLANTA --Southern Company Chairman and CEO A.W. Bill Dahlberg says the company is launching its comprehensive Internet strategy that focuses on technology-driven products and Web-enabling services that will add value for shareholders and customers alike.
In the next several weeks, details will emerge regarding a new Southern Company Internet product whereby commercial and industrial customers can receive billing history, real-time pricing and interval data.
The companys new business development department is moving forward with expanding and enhancing the companys e-business presence and capabilities. Were bringing those with Internet experience on board. Were teaching them about the energy business. And were forming a quality energy e-business team that will provide stockholder value in the near future, said Dahlberg.
Customers can also access the companys award-winning web sitewww.southernco.comto research job opportunities within Southern Company, or link to information regarding news, investor relations, deregulation, environmental efforts, safety tips and company background. Two of the companys other award-winning siteswww.southernco.com/site/learningpower and www.southernco.com/site/planetpower provide educational tools and environmental material for grade school children. The Web Marketing Association recognized these three Southern Company Web sites for innovation, design and use of technology.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is an international energy company that operates more than 48,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity worldwide. It is the largest producer of electricity in the United States and one of the worlds largest independent power producers. Southern Company subsidiaries and their affiliates serve 12 million retail customers worldwide and millions more through the wholesale market. Based in Atlanta, Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric.
Through its Southern Energy Inc. subsidiary, Southern Company has operations in 12 countries on five continents and has a growing presence in North America with assets in the Northeast, the Midwest, California and Texas. Southern Company also provides energy-related marketing, trading and technical services in the United States and Europe and offers Southern LINC wireless telecommunications.