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Vogtle Stories

Plant Vogtle’s new units were built to power the community, and our community came together in a big way to make it happen.

Over the course of the project, thousands of people contributed millions of hours in order to make Plant Vogtle the largest generator of clean energy in the United States.

Here are just a few of the stories from building Vogtle Units 3 & 4.

“To see how far we've come since I started in 1984 is incredible!”– Jeff Q., Nuclear Plant Operator

Jeff reflects on his decades operating Plant Vogtle.

Did you know? For a wind farm to produce the same amount of energy as Plant Vogtle, it would need to cover an area over 1000 square miles. More Fun Facts

Kimberly shares what Plant Vogtle’s meant to her.

“Getting to be a part of the team that made it happen, it’s very rewarding.”– Kim M., Electrical Engineer

For Kimberly, there are a lot of rewards that come with being an electrical engineer on the first large-scale nuclear power plant to be built in America since the 1980s, but maybe no moment can compare to the moment the switch was thrown to connect Unit 4 to the grid.

Did you know? Each of the reactor vessels for Units 3 & 4 weigh more than the Statue of Liberty – 600,000 lbs each. More Fun Facts

“It's about creating opportunities for the next generation and ensuring a brighter future for our community.”– Jonathan R., Nuclear Electrician

When Jonathan joined the Vogtle 3 & 4 project as a contract construction engineer in 2019, he brought with him years of experience in the commercial and industrial sectors to one of the country’s most crucial energy projects in decades. Today he serves as a nuclear electrician, helping to monitor and maintain crucial electrical equipment at Georgia’s largest power plant.

Hear why Jonathan's connection to the project is deeper than the job.

Did you know? Each cooling tower stands 60 stories tall! More Fun Facts

Joey talks about overseeing Plant Vogtle’s electrical systems.

“The impact that it has on the citizens of the state of Georgia is huge.”– Joey K., Electrical Maintenance Manager

Joey has been a little bit of everywhere. He began his career in construction project management, and over the course of his career has had the opportunity to work in almost every type of generating facility. The most interesting place he’s had the opportunity to work, however, is somewhere that almost no one will ever have the opportunity to go. The bottom of a nuclear reactor.

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