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Atlanta Gas Light provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.7 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state.

Today, we’re the largest natural gas distribution utility in the Southeast. In Georgia’s deregulated natural gas market, we don’t sell natural gas to customers. Instead, we operate and maintain the infrastructure that delivers the gas to customers of certified natural gas marketers. To establish natural gas service, please contact a marketer.

Pedro Cherry

Pedro Cherry

President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas

Pedro Cherry is president and CEO of Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas. In this role, Cherry oversees all aspects of operations for the two southern region natural gas utilities, which serve approximately 1.8 million customers in two states.

Formerly executive vice president of Customer Service and Operations (CSO) for Georgia Power, Cherry led 5,000-plus employees in the CSO organization with responsibility for the company’s customer service efforts, power delivery, sales, pricing and planning, regional external affairs, renewable development and corporate services. Named to the role in
February 2017, Cherry was responsible for operating and maintaining an electric system serving 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Cherry began his career with Southern Company in 1997 at Southern Energy Inc., the subsidiary that later became Mirant Corp., where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including chief financial officer of international division, vice president of international finance and vice president of planning and performance management. He returned to Southern Company in 2006, serving as finance manager for Southern Generation/Southern Power and then as assistant to the chief financial officer of Southern Company.

In 2010, Cherry became Metro West Region manager for Georgia Power and was named vice president of community and economic development in 2012. Cherry also served as senior vice president of Metro Atlanta Region, with responsibility for the company’s operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development and external affairs activities for
1.2 million customers across metro Atlanta.

Before joining Southern Company, Cherry worked as an engineering and business analyst for Carolina Power and Light Corp.

Cherry is committed to serving the community through leadership positions in a number of organizations, including being a member of the board of directors of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, Rotary Club of Atlanta, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan, board of trustees for Boys and Girls Club of America – Southeast Region, board of governors for the Georgia Chamber, and board of Councilors of The Carter Center. He is also a member of the board of directors for Synovous and chairs the audit committee. Cherry currently serves as the 2024 Chairman of the Georgia Chamber.

He holds a NACD Directorship Certification, a Diligent ESG Leadership Certification, and is also a CFA Charter holder and member of the CFA Institute. In addition, Cherry is also a member of Auburn University’s Alumni Engineering Advisory Council.

Cherry earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA in operations management and finance from Auburn University. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute.

Cherry resides in Atlanta with his wife and children.





Atlanta Gas Light is founded to install streetlights in Atlanta.


Natural gas from the western U.S. arrives in Atlanta.


Atlanta Gas Light observes its 100th anniversary.


The Shining Light Award is established by WSB Radio and Atlanta Gas Light to recognize Georgians who inspire the lives of others through service to humanity.


Formation of AGL Resources, Atlanta Gas Light's parent company.


The Georgia General Assembly passes the Georgia Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act.


Deregulation goes into effect, with consumers switching from Atlanta Gas Light to natural gas marketers.


Atlanta Gas Light observes its 150th anniversary.


AGL Resources becomes Southern Company Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company.


As part of the Southern Company Gas family, Atlanta Gas Light expands its position as the largest natural gas distributor in the Southeast, providing delivery service to more than 1.6 million customers throughout Georgia