Plant Vogtle in the Community
At Georgia Power, our employees and retirees are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens, businesses and the communities surrounding Plant Vogtle. Here are just a few of the ways that we have.
Plant Vogtle, located near Waynesboro, Ga., has been a fixture in Burke County for decades. Georgia Power is making history with the construction of Units 3 and 4 – the first new nuclear units built in the United States in more than 30 years. Once complete, the four-unit plant will produce enough safe, reliable and affordable electricity to power one million Georgia homes and businesses, while providing employment to thousands of residents in the area. But, we know that our role encompasses much more than keeping the lights on.
Since 2012, Georgia Power has been a proud supporter of FIRST Robotics, a program that challenges 7th-12th grade students in the Waynesboro and Augusta area to work on teams to design and build a robot. To date, more than 5,000 students are involved in the program.
Since 2015, the Georgia Power Foundation has funded more than $250,000 towards the refurbishment of nine homes in the Shell Bluff community through the Neighborhood Renewal Program. More than 200 company volunteers have spent the last three years cleaning yards, building pump houses, rebuilding steps and painting in the community.
The Georgia Power Foundation funded $675,000 towards the construction of the YMCA of Burke County, scheduled to open in summer 2019.
Since 2013, Citizens of Georgia Power chapters at Plant Vogtle and in Augusta and Waynesboro have raised more than $750,000 for local nonprofits and community organizations including Family YMCAs, the Augusta Warrior Project, SafeHomes and the Ronald McDonald House.
In 2017, the Plant Vogtle, Waynesboro and Augusta Citizens of Georgia Power chapters logged more than 2,400 hours of volunteer service.
Since 2017, Georgia Power has awarded eight annual college scholarships to high school students in Burke County through the Neighborhood Renewal Scholarship Fund.
Georgia Power is a proud supporter of the STEM Power Academy Summer Camp and the Mentoring a Girl in Construction Summer Camp in the Augusta area, funding more than $31,000 in 2017.
The Georgia Power Foundation donated more than $439,000 to non-profits and local causes in the Augusta area in 2017.
- Arts & Culture: $22,000
- Civic & Community: $37,000
- Education: $110,000
- Environment: $14,000
- Health & Human Services: $256,000