Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Southern Company
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SO)
Headquartered in: 
Georgia
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
utilities
Penalty total since 2000: 
$232,299,902
Number of records: 
40
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$204,304,79619
employment-related offenses$17,320,2117
financial offenses$10,000,0001
competition-related offenses$350,0001
safety-related offenses$324,89512
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$204,298,79618
benefit plan administrator violation$15,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$10,000,0001
employment discrimination$1,636,0002
wage and hour violation$459,1041
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

AGL RESOURCES; ALABAMA POWER; ALABAMA POWER SOUTHERN DIVISION COMPLEX; ATLANTA GAS LIGHT; ATLANTA GAS LIGHT COMPANY - MACON LNG PLANT; ATLANTA GAS LIGHT COMPANY - RIVERDALE LNG PLANT; CHATTANOOGA GAS; GA POWER CO PLT MCINTOSH; GA POWER CO. - PLANT BOWEN; Gulf Power Company FL0002275; MISSISSIPPI POWER; NICOR; Northern Illinois Gas Co.; OLEANDER POWER PROJECT, LP; SOUTHERN; SOUTHERN NUCLEAR OPERATING

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Alabama Power Company environmental violation 2006 EPA $200,000,000
Southern Company benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Nicor, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $10,000,000
Northern Illinois Gas Co. environmental violation 2001 IL-AG $2,250,000
Alabama Power environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,600,000
Georgia Power Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $1,586,500
Southern Company wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $459,104
Southern Company Services, Inc. energy market violation 2009 FERC $350,000
CHATTANOOGA GAS CO environmental violation 2009 PHMSA $303,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $200,000
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. nuclear safety violation 2018 NRC $145,000
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $105,370
Atlanta Gas Light Company labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $100,000
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $56,000
Georgia Power Company employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $49,500
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $36,000
Gulf Power Company FL0002275 environmental violation 2018 EPA $30,000
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY environmental violation 2012 EPA $21,330
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $19,737
NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $16,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,816
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,471
GA POWER CO PLT MCINTOSH environmental violation 2000 EPA $12,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $10,750
ATLANTA GAS LIGHT CO. environmental violation 2001 EPA $10,334
ATLANTA GAS LIGHT COMPANY - RIVERDALE LNG PLANT environmental violation 2001 EPA $10,333
ATLANTA GAS LIGHT COMPANY - MACON LNG PLANT environmental violation 2001 EPA $10,333
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $10,158
AGL RESOURCES environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $10,000
ATLANTA GAS LIGHT CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $10,000
OLEANDER POWER PROJECT, LP environmental violation 2005 EPA $10,000
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
THE SOUTHERN CO INC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $6,400
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $6,300
Nicor Inc. energy conservation violation 2014 DOE $6,000
MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY environmental violation 2015 EPA $5,785
Alabama Power Company, Southern Division Complex environmental violation 2002 EPA $5,500
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,143
GA POWER CO. - PLANT BOWEN environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,038
GEORGIA POWER workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $5,000
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