Power companies have a pivotal role in the lives of every individual as well as organization. Apart from providing power to individual residences, street lights, offices, it is also the backbone of industries, railways, airports etc. The top power companies in the world include EDF, E.ON, Enel, Engie, and Korea Electric Power, along with brands like Iberdrola, Duke Energy, Exelon, National Grid and Southern Company. Here is the list of the top 10 Power companies in World in 2016.
10. Southern Company, USA
Having its roots and current HQ at Atlanta Georgia, Southern Company is an American Electric utility holding organization of the United states.
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Founded in 1945 it currently provides livelihood to more than 35000 employees and is one of the largest companies present in USA. By size it is the sixteenth greatest service organization on the planet and fourth biggest in the US just behind the likes of Exelon and Duke Energy.
Working a humongous 42,000 Megawatts of era limit through its various backups, the Southern organization at present serves more than 4.4 million clients crosswise over real conditions of the US through its own electric utilities like Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power and Florida (now Gulf Power). The provincial electric utilities directed by the organization give energy to a 120,000 sq. mile of territory with more than 43, 000 km of appropriation lines.
Being always in the top diagrams of the Fortune 500, the Southern Company has likewise amassed endless notoriety through various grants it has won over these years. It was named as the "top military employer" of the year by the U.S. Deptt. Of Defense and G.I. Jobs. Not just this it was additionally tabled as one of the 40 Best organizations for Diversity. From the innovative viewpoint, it was likewise granted by the National Atomic Museum Foundation, the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History.
Traded as SO on the New York Stock Exchange, the Southern Company also is a Dow Jones Utility Average Component, a Standards and Poors 500 component.