Plant Vogtle Facts

  • In June 2009, Plant Vogtle's Operating license was extended for an additional 20 years.
  • Southern Company's three nuclear plants have operated at high levels of reliability, with an average three-year fleet capacity factor of 93.1 percent, exceeding the U.S. average of 88.7 percent for the years 2010-2012.
  • Nuclear power typically has the highest capacity factor of any generation source — about 90 percent.
  • Power uprate projects added approximately 20 megawatts of output to each unit in 2008 while also upgrading several plant systems.
  • Plant Vogtle has been certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council since 1993 for wildlife enhancement and conservation efforts.