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.