A nuclear power plant in Georgia has begun splitting atoms in the second of its two new reactors, in a key step toward providing carbon-free electricity. Georgia Power said Wednesday that operators reached self-sustaining nuclear fission inside the reactor at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta.
Georgia Power Co. says vibrations found in a cooling system of its second new nuclear reactor will delay when the unit begins generating power. The subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday that Plant Vogtle's Unit 4 now will not begin operating until sometime between April 1 and June 30.
State regulators heard familiar complaints on Monday about Georgia Power customers paying more for electricity after years of being saddled with runaway expansion costs of the company's Plant Vogtle expansion.
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Georgia Power will pay $413 million to settle accusations that it broke financial promises to one of its nuclear reactor partners.
Georgia Power Co. will pay $413 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the utility of reneging on financial promises to one of its nuclear reactor partners. The payments to Oglethorpe Power Corp. were announced Friday.
A settlement agreement among Georgia Power, clean energy advocates, and state regulators’ staff could result in several billion dollars of costs being passed along to company shareholders for the beleaguered Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project.
Residential customers of Georgia's largest electrical utility could see their bills rise by $9 a month to pay for a new nuclear power plant. Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Georgia Power Co. says customers would pay $7.56 billion more for Plant Vogtle construction.
Workers have begun loading radioactive fuel into a second new nuclear reactor in Georgia. Georgia Power Co. and co-owners said Thursday that they are transferring fuel into Unit 4 at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta.
A new reactor at a nuclear power plant in Georgia has entered commercial operation. Georgia Power Co. announced Monday that Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta, has completed testing and is now sending power to the grid reliably.
Federal regulators have approved plans to load radioactive fuel into a second new nuclear reactor in Georgia. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that Georgia Power Co. and its co-owners can begin loading fuel into unit 4 at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta.
Years of cost overruns at the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle have made the project a poor deal for Georgia Power customers, an expert with the PubliC Service Commission said Thursday.
On Friday, Georgia Power announced that a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle is on its way to becoming fully operational in the coming months, news that comes several days before the utility faces another showdown over the project’s ballooning costs brought on by years of delays.
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Commercial operation of a new reactor at a Georgia nuclear power plant has been delayed for at least another month. Georgia Power Co. said Friday that Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle has a problem in the hydrogen system that cools its electrical generator.
Vogtle’s electricity won’t just be used on Georgia’s homes and businesses. Power from the nuclear plant will also be sold to Alabama properties and to Florida customers of the Jacksonville Electric Authority.