For the third year running Southern Company has enjoyed the number one spot in Fortune magazine’s ‘America’s Most Admired Companies’ list in the category Electricity and Gas Utility Industry. Southern Company has over 4 million customers, and supplies electricity and gas to residents in America’s South-east. The utility and its subsidiaries are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electricity prices that are well below the national average.

The winners are announced after a survey of top industry executives, directors and securities analysts, who evaluate the companies against eight criteria. Southern Company received its highest score in financial soundness.