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Michael Britt

Southern Company Energy Innovation Center
Vice President

Michael Britt is vice president of the Southern Company Energy Innovation Center, located in Atlanta’s Technology Square.

Under Britt’s direction, the center focuses on developing and delivering new products and services that make customers’ lives better and improve communities as Southern Company extends its longstanding commitment to inventing the future of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Before rejoining Southern Company – where he held multiple positions during the 1990s – Britt served as partner and utilities practice leader for the southeastern U.S. with Oliver Wyman Inc. He was previously chief operating officer for Accenture’s North American utilities strategy practice and also has served as president and chief operating officer of LecStar Telecom Inc.

Earlier in his Southern Company career, Britt served as assistant to the chief information officer, director of mass-market strategy and vice president of the company’s Southern Telecom subsidiary. He has leadership roles at Accenture in San Francisco and Atlanta, as well as PA Consulting in Atlanta.

While at Accenture, Britt earned the company’s highest honor for strategic achievement, the Ken Ernst Worldwide Innovation Award. He has served as vice president of Competitive Carriers of the South (CompSouth), a federal and state lobbying and joint regulatory organization, and is the author of numerous articles and papers on the continuing evolution of the electric utility industry.

Britt holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors with an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


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