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Vogtle Unit 3 goes into operation

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Clean energy for a growing Georgia.

Latest News: Vogtle Unit 4 reaches initial criticality (2/14/2024)

Clean energy for a growing Georgia

As America’s first new nuclear investment in 30 years, Vogtle Units 3 & 4 are bringing the next generation of advanced clean energy to Georgia.

Georgia Power is constructing the nation’s first new nuclear units in more than 30 years at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia. Upon completion, Units 3 & 4, along with existing Units 1 & 2, are expected to power more than 1 million homes and businesses. Once completed, we expect Vogtle 1-4 will generate more carbon-free electricity each year than any other energy facility currently operating in the US.

Press Releases

Please stay up to date on the latest news about Vogtle Units 3 & 4 and more in our News Center.

February 14, 2024

Unit 4: Reaches initial criticality

Georgia Power Plant Vogtle Unit 4 has safely reached initial criticality.  Initial criticality is a key step during the startup testing sequence.

August 17, 2023

Unit 4: Starts nuclear fuel load

The process to load fuel into the Vogtle Unit 4 reactor core has begun at Plant Vogtle. Loading fuel marks a pivotal milestone toward startup and commercial operation of the second new unit at Plant Vogtle.

July 31, 2023

Unit 3: Goes into operation

Plant Vogtle Unit 3 has entered commercial operation and is now serving customers and the State of Georgia with clean, reliable energy 24/7.

Downloadable Photos

Use this gallery to view the latest progress on the project and download high resolution images. New images are added monthly.


From timelapse construction videos to important milestones - check out the progress made at Vogtle Units 3 & 4.

Vogtle Unit 3 Time-lapse

Vogtle Unit 3 Reaches 100% Energy Output

Vogtle Unit 3 Reaches Initial Criticality

Plant Vogtle Aerials - June 2022

Vogtle 3 & 4 Final Module Placed