Southern Company (SO) is an American utility company and one of the major energy providers in the USA. Incorporated on 9 November 1945, it is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Operating through its subsidiaries in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, Southern Company produces and sells electricity. Also, the company is engaged in renewable energy projects, provides digital wireless communications services and wholesales fiber optic solutions. Southern Company has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 30 September 1949.