Southern Company Executive Vice President, General Counsel Ed Holland to speak at power and utility conference

ATLANTA – Ed Holland, Southern Company executive vice president and general counsel, will speak Friday, May 14 at the Goldman Sachs Fourth Annual Power and Utility Conference in Las Vegas.

Holland will participate in a panel discussion entitled “FERC, RTO’s and Energy Policy – What is the Financial Impact on Companies?” The presentation will be available on a live audio Webcast beginning at 11:15 a.m. EDT at The presentation will be available for replay at this site for 30 days.

With 4 million customers and nearly 39,000 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 three consecutive years No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s “America’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Electric and Gas Utility industry. Southern Company has been ranked the nation’s top energy utility in the American Customer Satisfaction Index four years in a row, and in the latest survey tied for the highest score among all service industry companies. 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 ###