Here you will find the latest news on Plant Vogtle 3 & 4. For more Vogtle 3 & 4 news please visit our Vogtle news archive.
Process represents the start of extensive testing ahead for Unit 4's systems
Marks the latest in recent milestones for Vogtle 3 & 4 and another step towards operations
Building provides protection for the containment vessel that houses the reactor
Hot Functional Testing last major test remaining for Unit 3 ahead of fuel load
Represents the first nuclear fuel delivery for the newly-designed reactor in the U.S.
Signifies a major step for the nuclear expansion project towards operations
Unit 3 construction is now approximately 96% complete
Once operating, the component will be used to monitor and control the nuclear reaction Milestone follows the completion of Unit 3 Open Vessel TestingRead More
Historic milestone prepares unit for next phase of critical tests required ahead of initial fuel load. Direct construction for Unit 3 now 90% completeRead More
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.Read More
Allows for the installation of machinery necessary to load fuel. Workforce reaches all-time high with approximately 9,000 workers now on site.Read More
Main control room essential to systems testing and safely starting and operating the plant Units 3 & 4 require approximately 70 highly-trained nuclear operators .Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Updated law would reduce risk for continuing construction of nation's only new nuclear units.
Georgia Power received unanimous approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 21, 2017, to complete Vogtle units 3 and 4.