Southern Company is a major U.S. energy company, based in Atlanta. It controls 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume. The company serves nine million customers through its subsidiaries. It operates nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. It is based in Atlanta. It’s current major project is the construction of two new nuclear generators.