e3 Board Member Named President of Georgia Power
November 28, 2010
Georgia Power Co. has named e3 Partners board member W. Paul Bowers as President and CEO effective Jan. 1.
A Pensacola, Fla., native, Bowers joined the Southern Co.’s Gulf Power in 1979 in a marketing role. In his 31-year career at Southern Co., Bowers has had a number of jobs within the system. From 1990 to 1998, Bowers headed Georgia Power’s marketing and sales organizations, becoming senior vice president in 1995. Then in 1998, Bowers became president and CEO of South Western Electricity PLC, a former Southern Co. subsidiary based in the United Kingdom.
After two-and-a-half years working abroad, Bowers was named president of Southern Co. Generation in Birmingham, Ala. He served in that role from 2001 to 2008, when he oversaw fossil and hydro generation, fleet operations, research and environmental affairs, engineering and construction services, and the company’s competitive generation subsidiary, Southern Power. Then in 2008, Bowers returned to Atlanta to serve as Southern Co.’s chief financial officer and chief risk officer.
Bowers also currently serves on the board of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited and the board of advisors of the University of Alabama School of Engineering. He also is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s energy policy council.