Began operations in 1925, Gulf Power is an electric utility company. It provides its energy services from the north of Alabama to the Gulf of Mexico. The company, a part of Southern Company generates 2,659 megawatts of power in 7,400 square miles through three fully owned and two co-owned generator plants. Located at Chipley, Fla., it serves more than 430,000 customers in 10 counties throughout Northwest Florida. Southern Company is one of the leading United States' producers of electricity. It owns electric utilities in four states and a generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.