What Are Some Facts About the Company Gulf Power?


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Gulf Power is an electric utility owned by the Southern Company, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The investor-owned utility serves the northwest Florida market of approximately 447,000 customers located in 71 towns and communities. The utility's corporate headquarters are located in Pensacola, Florida.

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The utility features a generating capacity of 2,662.6 megawatts and serves 10 Florida counties including Escambia, Bay, Santa Rosa, Jackson and Okaloosa. Organized on Oct. 29, 1925, Gulf Power operates two main generating plants: James F. Crist Generating Plant in Pensacola and the Lansing Smith Generating Plant in Southport, Florida. The company partially owns Mississippi Power's Plant Daniel, Georgia Power's Plant Scherer, Commercial generation Pea Ridge and Renewable generation Perdido.

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