Despite the nuclear disaster in Japan, there should not be any safety concerns for two new nuclear reactors planned at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. That's what Southern Company's top official told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce gathering in Washington Wednesday.
Georgia Power has been unable to agree with the Public Service Commission's staff on a proposal to cut the utility's earnings if the cost of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia runs over budget. Now, the electric company wants the elected PSC members who will meet Thursday to scrap the plan.
Georgia Power customers will be paying another $108 million dollars for the construction of two new nuclear units at a plant near Augusta. The Public Service Commission voted earlier this week to allow Georgia Power to shift the cost of its legal dispute with its Plant Vogtle contractor to its average ratepayers.