Highlights Coal’s share of stack falls; gas, nuclear, renewables up Vogtle construction 81% complete Houston — Record-high temperatures across Southern Company’s service territories combined with enhanced rates and prices to boost its earnings per share by 17.5% year on year in the third quarter of 2019, the company said Wednesday. “We experienced record heat in the Southeast this summer, recording all-time September peakload days four times during the month,” Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning said during a Wednesday webcast, adding that “the fourth quarter is off to a strong start with our electric utilities, with unseasonably warm temperatures in early October.” Drew Evans, chief financial officer, said the company’s EPS of $1.34, after adjusting for the sale of Gulf Power, was 24 cents above the estimate provided in the company’s Q2 earnings call and 20 cents higher than its Q3 2018 adjusted EPS. “Temperatures across our Southeast service territory […]

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