Southern Company’s educational Web site earns seal of approval for use in classrooms

ATLANTA – Southern Company’s Learning Power Web site has earned the seal of approval from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for use in classrooms across the country.

As an educational site for teachers, parents and children, the Learning Power site is featured among recommended resources on AAAS’ Science NetLinks Web site, a comprehensive homepage for K-12 science educators.

“We are honored that Learning Power will gain increasing exposure among teachers as an Internet resource tool for educating their students about the power industry,” said Dwight Evans, Southern Company executive vice president of external affairs. “We hope that our site will continue to serve as a valuable source of information for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of our business.”

Learning Power provides teachers with K-12 lesson plans for energizing their classrooms and tips for parents on how to increase their child’s learning. Children and students can engage in exciting activities that help illustrate the importance of electricity, such as activity sheets, coloring pages and science experiments. The site also features current issues facing the power sector, such as deregulation.

In 1999, Southern Company’s Learning Power Web site was named Outstanding Web Site by Web Awards. The site was launched in 1998.

“Our goal is to offer teachers easy access to unique and timely supplemental resources by highlighting the types of exemplary resources available on the Internet,” said Heather Beecheler, Science NetLinks Review Coordinator.

To access Southern Company’s Learning Power Web site, please go to

Science NetLinks is an essential resource for K-12 science educators and librarians. Science NetLinks helps educators navigate the Internet efficiently while identifying the most useful resources for their lessons. It is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world`s largest and most prestigious general science organization. For more that 150 years, AAAS has represented the entire community of scientists and engineers.

With 4 million customers and nearly 37,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier super-regional energy company in the Southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing competitive generation company, an energy services business and a competitive retail natural gas business, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are 15 percent below the national average. Southern Company has been named No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s 2002 “America’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. Southern Company has more than 500,000 shareholders, making its common stock one of the most widely held in the United States. Visit the Southern Company Web site at