published Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

What are the top five electric power leaders in U.S.?

The Southern Co., the parent of Georgia Power and Alabama Power, is America's biggest power utility. The largest electric utilities in the United States, based upon their sales last year, are:

1. Southern Co., Atlanta, revenues in 2011 of $17.7 billion

2. Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco, revenues in 2011 of $15 billion

3. NextEra Energy, Juno Beach, Fla., revenues in 2011 of $15 billion

4. Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C., revenues in 2011 of $14.5 billion

5. Edison International, Rosemead, Calif., revenues in 2011 of $12.4 billion

The Tennessee Valley Authority with revenues in 2011 of $11.8 billion is America's biggest government-owned electric utility.

Source: Company filings for 2011

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