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Energy Secretary Rick Perry to visit Vogtle 3 & 4 site and deliver remarks

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry will join U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue; GeorgiaGov. Brian Kemp; Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning; Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers; and Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions on Friday, March 22, to deliver remarks and tour Georgia Power's Vogtle 3 & 4 construction site, where more than 7,000 workers are currently building the nation's first new nuclear units in more than 30 years.

Secretary Perry, Secretary Perdue, Gov. Kemp, Fanning, Bowers and McGarvey are expected to deliver remarks during the visit, which will be open to media. In addition, Georgia Public Service Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Tim Echols, Chuck Eaton, Tricia Pridemore and Jason Shaw will also be in attendance, along with the Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners: Oglethorpe Power President and CEO Mike Smith, MEAG Power President and CEO Jim Fuller and Dalton Utilities CEO Tom Bundros.



Rick Perry, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary


Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary


Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia


Tom Fanning, Southern Company, Chairman, President and CEO


Paul Bowers, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO


Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions



Friday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. ET;  Media should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. ET



Vogtle Nuclear Plant; Vogtle Support Center


7821 River Road, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830


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