Farley unit 1 returns to service following automatic shutdown

        Farley unit 1 returns to service following automatic shutdown

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Farley's unit 1 resumed
electricity production on Friday, June 14 at 2:47 a.m. CT following an
automatic shutdown.

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On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut
down when a lightning arrestor failed on a transformer. All Plant Farley
safety systems operated as designed and expected.

All three of the transformers' lightning arrestors were replaced, and power
technicians performed testing to assure the health of the transformer. Plant
Farley unit 1 was returned to service safely and without incident.

Plant Farley unit 2 continues to operate safely at 100 percent power.

About Southern Nuclear:
Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is one of the
nation's leading nuclear energy facility operators. Producing safe, reliable
and environmentally friendly nuclear energy, Southern Nuclear operates a total
of six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power at the Joseph M. Farley
Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.; the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley,
Ga., and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.
Southern Nuclear is the licensee of two new nuclear units currently under
construction at Plant Vogtle, which will be the first nuclear units
constructed in the United States in more than 30 years. Southern Nuclear
employs more than 3,500 skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed
each day to nuclear and personal safety and the health and safety of the
public. The company's headquarters is based in Birmingham, Ala. Twitter:
@SouthernNuclear. Facebook: facebook.com/southernnuclear

Southern Company: With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of
generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier
energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S.
producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company
owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation
company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company
brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high
reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average.
Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear
renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be
built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to
energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal
gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S.
Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and
listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the
2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new
nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of
the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in
Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit
our website at www.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE Southern Company

Website: http://www.southerncompany.com
Contact: Media: Southern Nuclear Communications, 205-992-5395 - Media line,
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