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Georgia Power completes Cold Hydro Testing on Vogtle Unit 3

Unit 3 construction approximately 94% complete; total Vogtle 3 & 4 project approximately 88% complete Company continues to expect to meet the regulatory-approved in-service dates NRC issues first operator licenses to 62 nuclear operators

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Final Module Placed for Vogtle Unit 3

720,000-pound water tank is a major part of unit's advanced safety system

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Integrated Head Package for Vogtle Unit 3 placed atop reactor vessel

Once operating, the component will be used to monitor and control the nuclear reaction Milestone follows the completion of Unit 3 Open Vessel Testing

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Open Vessel Testing complete for Vogtle Unit 3

Historic milestone prepares unit for next phase of critical tests required ahead of initial fuel load. Direct construction for Unit 3 now 90% complete

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Containment vessel top placed for Vogtle Unit 4

All major lifts inside both containment vessels have now been completed for Vogtle 3 & 4 project .

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Georgia Power orders first fuel load for Vogtle Unit 4

Final order completed for the initial startup of America’s first new nuclear reactors in 30 years. Significant progress continues, project now approximately 84% complete.

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Final major concrete placement completed inside Vogtle Unit 3 containment

Allows for the installation of machinery necessary to load fuel. Workforce reaches all-time high with approximately 9,000 workers now on site.

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Vogtle Unit 3 main control room begins operations

Main control room essential to systems testing and safely starting and operating the plant Units 3 & 4 require approximately 70 highly-trained nuclear operators .

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Open Vessel Testing now underway for Vogtle Unit 3

Critical testing a significant step towards operations.

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Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 3 moves closer to operation as integrated flush begins

Workers at Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 and 4 nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, have achieved another major milestone as the process to push water through system piping and mechanical components that feed into the Unit 3 reactor vessel and reactor coolant loops for the first time has begun.

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Georgia Power orders first fuel load for Vogtle Unit 3

Georgia Power has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for Vogtle Unit 3, the first nuclear fuel order to be placed in more than 30 years for a newly-designed reactor in the U.S. The fuel order marks another significant milestone at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia.

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Significant progress continues at Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 & 4 project

Several key milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, have been completed recently, including the placement of the middle containment vessel ring for Unit 4.

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Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 3 achieves Initial Energization

Georgia Power announced today that plant equipment for Vogtle Unit 3 is now energized, or permanently powered, which is needed to perform all subsequent testing for the unit.

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Georgia Power and DOE finalize $1.67 billion loan guarantee for new Vogtle units

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the loan closure while visiting the Vogtle 3 & 4 site. Construction progress continues on the project with a historic milestone — placement of the containment vessel top for Unit 3.

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Final containment vessel ring placed for Vogtle Unit 3

Georgia Power announced today the latest milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia – the placement of the third and final ring that comprises the Unit 3 containment vessel, and the placement of the fourth and final reactor coolant pump (RCP) for Unit 3.

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Two critical floor modules placed at Vogtle nuclear expansion

Modules precede concrete placements inside Unit 4 containment vessel.

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All four of the Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners vote to move forward with construction of nuclear expansion project

All four of the Vogtle 3 & 4 project co-owners (Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities) have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Ga.
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Significant progress made on Vogtle 3 & 4 construction

More than 7,000 workers from across the country are onsite working to complete the new units and focused on safety, quality construction and productivity. 

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New Construction Milestones at Vogtle

Georgia Power has announced the latest milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion, including placement of the four main step-up transformers, each weighing 420,000 pounds, inside the Unit 4 transformer bays located near the unit’s turbine building.

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Third class of Vogtle 3&4 operators pass NRC licensing exam

Progress continues reaching milestones and customers will see a $25 bill credit in July.

Plant Vogtle has hit another operational milestone as members of the third training class of nuclear operators have passed the initial licensing exam by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

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306-ton Unit 4 Reactor Vessel Placed at Vogtle

Standing 35 feet tall, the reactor vessel functions as a heat source from the nuclear fission process to produce steam that will generate electricity for homes and businesses throughout Georgia.

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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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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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Pressurizer set inside Vogtle Unit 3 containment vessel

Another key milestone for Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear expansion project was achieved in January with the placement of the Unit 3 pressurizer.
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Georgia Power Gets Green Light to Finish Vogtle Reactors

Reactors will be the nation’s first new nuclear units in 30 years. 

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Georgia Power will move forward with Vogtle 3 and 4 project

Georgia Power received unanimous approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 21, 2017, to complete Vogtle units 3 and 4. 

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Vogtle’s Year of Progress in 2017

Nation’s only new nuclear units sees over 6,000 people onsite working to move project forward to serve Georgia customers.

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New Shield Building Panels Placed at Vogtle Nuclear Expansion

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