The Southeastern Electric Exchange Safety Performance rankings were released this week and Mississippi Power placed first in the Total Company category.

The company also ranked No. 1 in Transmission and Distribution safety and was one of only two companies in the SEE with zero serious injuries companywide in 2019.

Mississippi Power crews work storm restoration in Virginia in 2019.

“Every employee should be incredibly proud of this performance,” said President and CEO Anthony Wilson. “This ranking comes from consistently making smart and safe decisions for every job we perform no matter how small the task may seem.”

The announcement comes as the company wraps up its annual Safety First Kickoffs where employees celebrated the successes of 2019 and focused on 2020 safety goals.

“I’m very proud of what we accomplished in 2019,” said Safety and Training Manager Patrick Calomese. “Our goal will always be to ensure that every employee returns home safe no matter what job they have to perform. I encourage every employee to keep this momentum going so 2020 is just as successful.”

“As we celebrate this momentous achievement, it is also the time to look forward,” said Wilson. “We must continue to remain vigilant and be our brother’s keeper.”

The Southeastern Electric Exchange is a trade association including some of the largest investor-owned electric utility companies across the country. The SEE provides coordination of the mutual assistance program following severe weather events and other natural disasters.

This year’s safety awards will be presented at the SEE’s Annual Conference June 24-26 in Grapevine, Texas.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 188,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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