Southern Nuclear employee nationally recognized for excellence in nuclear training

  Southern Nuclear employee nationally recognized for excellence in nuclear

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --On July 10, the American
Nuclear Society selected Southern Nuclear's Charles Nesbitt as the recipient
of the 2014 Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award.


The ANS's Education, Training and Workforce Development Division established
the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and
cost-effective contributions to the nuclear training field.

As training director for units 1 and 2 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric
Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., Nesbitt is responsible for training
programs including training development, accreditation and implementation,
management of training facilities, simulator operation and staffing of
training personnel.

Nesbitt began his career with Southern Nuclear in 1975 after serving five
years as a U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Officer. He worked in various positions at
the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. including training and
emergency planning manager. While working at Plant Farley, he continued to
serve in the U.S. Navy as a reservist until 1994. In 2004, he moved to Plant
Vogtle to serve as the AP1000 training deployment manager for Vogtle units 3
and 4 currently under construction.

The official presentation of a plaque will be made at the American Nuclear
Society's winter meeting which will be held in Anaheim, Calif., in November.

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.
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About 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 namedElectric 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
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