Southern Company is one of the leading energy companies serving the southeastern United States. Located at Smiths Station, Ala., the company caters to more than 4.4 million customers with more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Its businesses include electric utilities in four states and along with fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company operates four retail operating companies: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power. It has consistently been listed among the top American electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index and tops the Fortune's "Most Admired" list in the electric and gas utility sector for 2011.