Fri., August 31, 2012 3:54am
Southern Co. has reported its most recent costs to build a new nuclear plant in Georgia amid questions over whether the project can stay on budget. The Atlanta-based utility filed a report Friday with Georgia's Public Service Commission covering spending for the six-month period ending in June.
Thu., August 16, 2012 3:54am
Georgia Power has launched a new consumer website as part of the company's solar energy initiatives. The site is intended to help business and residential consumers decide whether solar energy is "right for them," according to the company's Wednesday announcement.
Wed., June 13, 2012 12:39pm
Southern Company has spent $1.8 billion dollars so far on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. The once-secret number was revealed at a public hearing on the project's cost, estimated at $6 billion. The Public Service Commission is overseeing construction costs at the nation's first new nuclear reactors in three decades.
Wed., May 9, 2012 3:32am
Southern Co.'s project to build a new nuclear plant in Georgia remains under budget, though it faces upward pressure on costs. Utility executives will testify Wednesday about the progress of the Plant Vogtle project during a hearing of the state's Public Service Commission.
Thu., February 9, 2012 12:54pm
Federal regulators have given Southern Company final approval to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission vote means the nation's first new nuclear plant in three decades will be built south of Augusta. Environmental and consumer advocates are trying to halt construction.
Wed., February 8, 2012 11:00am
Federal nuclear regulators are set to vote Thursday on approving construction of two new reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year approved the design Southern Company is using to add two new reactors at its east Georgia facility. Now the commission is set to give its final OK for construction and operation.
Fri., February 3, 2012 4:01am
Federal safety officials will vote Feb. 9 on whether to approve what could become the nation's first nuclear plant in a generation. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a hearing on the Atlanta-based Southern Co.'s request to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.
Thu., February 2, 2012 1:00pm
Nuclear power plant expansions are moving forward in the South while they are stalled or have been scrapped in other parts of the country. The South's politics have a lot to do with that trend. Lawmakers here prefer regulated markets and smooth the way for expensive new reactors.