A nuclear power plant in Georgia has begun splitting atoms in one of its two new reactors. Georgia Power Co. announced the key step toward reaching commercial operation on Monday. The utility and other owners are building the first two nuclear reactors constructed from scratch in the United States in decades.
Georgia Power Co. bills could go up another 17% in June to cover the higher costs of natural gas and coal. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. told regulators Tuesday that it needs to collect billions more to pay for the fuel it burns to generate electricity for its 2.7 million customers.
Georgia Power Co. has again delayed the projected startup for two new units at its Vogtle nuclear power plant near Augusta, saying its share of the costs will rise by an additional $200 million.
Startup of a nuclear power plant in Georgia will be delayed after its operator found a vibrating pipe in its cooling system. Georgia Power Co., the lead owner of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, announced the delay Wednesday.
Workers have begun loading radioactive fuel into a new nuclear reactor in Georgia. The announcement Friday by utilities means the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the United States is on track to begin generating electricity in coming months.
Georgia Power Co. says it will pay at least $76 million to settle a lawsuit with a co-owner over who will pay for cost overruns at the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. has settled with the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.
Georgia Power’s proposal for a $200 increase to the average household’s yearly electricity costs is set to kick into high gear with a series of public airings before state regulators beginning Tuesday.
Federal regulators say a nuclear power plant being built in Georgia can begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors. It's a key step toward generating electricity at the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the United States.
The owners of a majority share of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia are suing lead owner Georgia Power Co. They claim Georgia Power is trying to bilk them out of nearly $700 million by unilaterally changing a contract.
A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta to a forecast cost of $30.34 billion.
Allowing Georgia Power to finance the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion and other large projects through ratepayer-backed bonds could save customers hundreds of millions of dollars, supporters told a state Senate committee Tuesday.
If you feel like you keep reading the same story about the expansion of Plant Vogtle, the only new nuclear power under construction in the U.S., you’re not exactly wrong.
Recently discovered “construction quality” issues mean the first of two new nuclear reactors being built at the plant south of Augusta may not be completed before February 2023.
State regulators will consider signing off Tuesday on a plan marking a significant shift in how cost overruns are handled for Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle expansion, which is already billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.
Plant Vogtle’s first new nuclear reactor may not start producing energy for Georgia consumers until at least next June, which would be a longer delay than Georgia Power predicted just last month.