A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states: Alabama Power; Georgia Power; Gulf Power; and Mississippi Power. It also owns a growing competitive generation company, Southern Power. Southern Company is a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants, Southern Nuclear in addition to companies for fiber optics and wireless communications, Southern Telecom and SouthernLINC Wireless, respectively. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant.