/ Southern Company – Women working in non-traditional roles /
On this episode we feature women in non-traditional roles at Southern Company. Southern Company is one of the largest generators of electricity in the nation producing more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and serving about 75 investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and municipalities. The company manages a fleet of fossil, hydro, and nuclear generating facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and the Carolinas. To meet the ever-growing demand for energy, Southern Company maintains a power grid which encompasses 27,000 miles of transmission lines, 3,400 substations, and more than 300,000 acres of right of way.
In the past, the utility industry was mostly a male-dominated field, but that is changing. While females typically worked in administrative positions, more and more women are starting to take a hands on role in the operations of power generation, facilities maintenance as well as the transmission and distribution of electricity. We traveled to 4 different states across the Southern Company service territory where women are working in what were once considered male-dominated workplaces.