Tue., February 26, 2013 11:03am
Republican Rep. Jeff Chapman of Brunswick has proposed trimming the profits of Georgia Power if the cost of building Plant Vogtle near Augusta exceeds a construction budget set at over $6 billion.
Thu., February 21, 2013 11:12am
State regulators have approved Georgia Power's costs so far to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro. The Georgia Public Service Commission gave the approval at a meeting Tuesday, but also asked for new projections for when the work will be finished.
Thu., October 18, 2012 6:00am
Georgia Tech researchers are getting $6 million to a lead a team looking at new, safer designs for the next generation of nuclear reactors. Engineers want to create an “inherently safe” design.
Wed., February 15, 2012 5:07pm
Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the construction of America's first new nuclear plant in a generation in Georgia will influence whether other utilities nationwide follow suit by investing in new reactors. Chu told reporters Wednesday after touring the construction site at Plant Vogtle that completing the $14 billion project on time and within its budget would tell other power companies that new nuclear plants make "a good investment."