Southern Company (SoCo) is an investor owned utility. It owns and operates 32 FERC licensed hydro projects in the southeast of the USA. Combined, it has over 2,600 MWs of hydro generation, which consists of storage reservoirs, run-of-river sites and pumped storage hydro. Five of its projects are over 100 years old, with its newest plants coming online in 1984.
SoCo's hydro organisation oversees: dam safety, licensing, O&M, security, hydrological modeling and system schedule/dispatch.