Southern Company chief financial officer, generation executive to speak at Power and Utility Conference

ATLANTA – Tom Fanning, Southern Company chief financial officer, and Phil Saunders, senior vice president of operations and generation services, will speak Thursday June 2 at the Goldman Sachs Power and Utility Conference in Nevada.

Fanning will speak at 1 p.m. EDT on a panel discussion, “Consolidation is Inevitable – What Near Term Issues Could Cause Deal Activity to Accelerate?” Saunders will speak at 11 a.m. EDT during a panel on “Coal’s Impact on Prices, the Environment & Regulation” and at 2:30 p.m. EDT on a panel, “Electric Transmission: The Impact of RTOs on Competitive Markets.”

The panel discussions will be available on live audio webcasts at The webcasts will be available for replay at this site for 60 days.

With more than 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 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 ranked the nation`s top energy utility in the American Customer Satisfaction Index six years in a row. 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