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.
Wed., January 30, 2013 5:23pm
Nuclear power opponents are alleging Solyndra-style problems in the $8 billion federal loan guarantee for Georgia's Vogtle nuclear reactor project. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says high-level political appointees have interfered with key decisions in the delayed and over-budget nuclear plant. The alliance says the project received favorable loan terms that are out-of-sync with the present market.
Wed., December 12, 2012 4:44pm
Building the first in a new generation of nuclear power plants could take at least a year longer than expected and involve hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs. Atlanta-based Southern Co. planned to have the first of its new reactors at Plant Vogtle built by April 1, 2016. A second reactor in eastern Georgia was supposed to start operating the following year.
Tue., October 30, 2012 3:24pm
Georgia Power executives say the nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia have safety features that will prevent a disaster like the one that occurred last year at a Japanese plant. But what remains unclear is how much those reactors will cost consumers.
Wed., October 24, 2012 7:33am
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given a Georgia utility permission to change the design of a nuclear power plant under construction, resolving a conflict over the installation of metal bars.
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.
Sat., September 1, 2012 11:00am
Southern Co. forecasts it will exceed its $6.1 billion budget while building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.
Fri., August 31, 2012 7:54am
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 23, 2012 10:02am
The U.S. Navy and members of the nuclear power industry have signed a deal meant to help Navy veterans with specialized training find civilian jobs.