Hank Adams serves as senior vice president of customer solutions and corporate development for Southern Company. In this role, he is responsible for delivering growth, customer solutions and system collaboration across all Southern Company’s gas and electric subsidiaries.
He oversees national accounts and federal energy services and partnerships teams that manage Southern Company’s national corporate energy users and federal government customers. He also leads the planning and regulatory support team that develops Southern Company’s forecasted energy demand and, specifically, the New Ventures organization that manages the company’s founding investment in Energy Impact Partners, a $3 billion utility-backed venture capital fund dedicated to accelerating the energy transition.
Before his current role, Adams served as vice president of origination and acquisitions for Southern Power. In this role, he led business development efforts including acquisitions for 2+ GW of renewable assets totaling $3B+ in capex and recontacting of 2.5 GWs of natural gas assets. Prior to Southern Power, Adams served in various external affairs roles at Georgia Power including area manager, external affairs manager and assistant to the executive vice president of external affairs and nuclear development.
Adams currently serves on the board for Alliance for Transportation Electrification and is a former board member of the California Energy Storage Association. In the community, he has been involved in serving on several committees and boards including Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama and Rome/Floyd County Communities in Schools.
Adams earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and MBA from Auburn University. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Birmingham with their two children, Henry, and Hines.