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SOUTHERN COMPANY SETS RECORD DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY

 ATLANTA, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "For the fifth time this month, demand for electricity across The Southern Company's service area has broken our previous record," Southern Company President Edward L. Addison said today.
 Peak demand for electricity average approximately 27,524,000 kilowatts between 3 and 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 27, surpassing the record set Thursday, July 22, by about 521,000 kilowatts.
 The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the parent firm of five electric utilities: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric. Together, these companies supply energy to some 11 million people across the Southeast.
 Addison noted that the new record peak demand is 1.9 percent greater than the previous record.
 The Southern Company's peak demand includes electricity used by retail and wholesale customers in the company's service area, with the exception of energy produced by Oglethorpe Power Corp. in Georgia.
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 /CONTACT: David Mould of The Southern Company, 404-455-1077/
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