Plant Vogtle 3 and 4

Project Update

Vogtle 3 & 4 to have lower rate impact for Georgia Power customers

Georgia Power filed its 18th Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) Report Feb. 28 with the Georgia Public Service Commission. The 18th VCM Report includes a revised, lower projected rate impact for customers and outlines continued progress and productivity improvement at the construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.

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Georgia Power praises move by U.S. Congress to extend production tax credits for Vogtle nuclear expansion

Updated law would reduce risk for continuing construction of nation's only new nuclear units.

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Vogtle 3 and 4 Project Overview

Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 will be the first new nuclear units built in the United States in the last three decades. As construction continues, Georgia Power remains focused on completing Vogtle units 3 and 4 with safety and quality as top priorities.

Once complete, the Vogtle site will produce enough safe, reliable, affordable electricity to power 1 million Georgia homes and businesses.

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Location

  • Plant Vogtle, Waynesboro, Georgia

Technology

  • Two Westinghouse AP1000 (Advanced Passive) nuclear units
  • About 1,117 megawatts each

Productivity and Progress

Significant progress continued in December at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Georgia with the placement of nearly 1,300 cubic yards of concrete inside the Unit 4 containment vessel. The continuous placement lasted 21 hours, and involved more than 100 workers and more than 120 truckloads of concrete.

Latest News

Georgia Power customers to pay $139 million less for Vogtle expansion in 2018

Beginning in April, the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month will pay $2.70 less than expected per month in financing costs for the Vogtle project.
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Owners

The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, located near Waynesboro in eastern Georgia near the South Carolina border, is jointly owned by Georgia Power(45.7%), Oglethorpe Power Corporation (30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (22.7%) and Dalton Utilities (1.6%).

Benefits

The new Vogtle units represent one of the largest and most important infrastructure investment projects currently underway in the United States. There are currently more than 5,500 workers at the Vogtle 3 and 4 site.

Georgia Power believes military veterans’ proven commitment to pride, duty, honor and discipline add significant value to our company’s overall success. Georgia Power recognizes that former military personnel bring experience and skill to our utility company, and that is why veterans and reservists account for more than 30 percent of new hires at Plant Vogtle. For the sixth year in a row, Southern Company is ranked the nation’s best utility corporation for veterans, reservists and guardsmen.

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Bechtel Engagement

Georgia Power has contracted with global engineering, construction and project management firm Bechtel to manage daily construction efforts. Bechtel will work under the direction of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Company subsidiary which operates the existing units at Plant Vogtle.

Bechtel brings a well-qualified, talented team with strong leadership and senior-level engagement and a strong relationship with the building trades. They have also developed a comprehensive, risk-informed plan to achieve success on the project.