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2011-10-24 09:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Plant Hatch Unit 2 offline around midnight Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 for a scheduled maintenance outage. The primary focus of the maintenance outage is to replace a relief valve inside the drywall of containment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Plant Hatch Unit 1 will continue to safely generate electricity while Unit 2 is offline. About Southern Nuclear: Southern Nuclear, a...

2011-10-13 12:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., resumed generating electricity on Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. EDT after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage was completed safely and successfully. The refueling outage began Sept. 18, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) During this outage, routine maintenance and refueling activities took place as well as several equipment...

2011-10-10 12:07:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, Oct. 9 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 231 days of continuous operation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires refueling every eighteen months. Aside from refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing work, during the...

2011-10-10 08:31:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Danny G. Bost has been elected chief nuclear officer, effective Oct. 17. Bost will be the executive responsible for the overall performance of Southern Nuclear's six operating plants. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Bost will replace Jeff Gasser who has held the position since 2004. Gasser will report to the Institute of Nuclear...

2011-09-19 13:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Thomas (Tom) A. Lynch has been elected site vice president of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., effective Sept. 28. Lynch will be senior executive at the site responsible for Plant Farley's performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Tom's leadership and experience in operating successful nuclear...

2011-09-19 11:09:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline shortly after 5 a.m. EDT on Sept. 18 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 528 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the spring of 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires refueling every 18 months. Aside from refueling the reactor and...

2011-09-02 10:59:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Vogtle's Unit 1 resumed producing electricity early this morning following an automatic shutdown. On Aug. 31 at 9:06 a.m. ET while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Plant Vogtle Unit 1 automatically shut down. All safety systems operated as designed and expected. All maintenance reviews were completed, and Plant Vogtle Unit 1 was returned to service safely and without incident. For competitive reasons, the company...

2011-08-31 11:28:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At 9:06 a.m. ET, while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Plant Vogtle Unit 1 automatically shut down. All Plant Vogtle safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public. Unit 2 currently is at 97 percent power in preparation for a routine, scheduled refueling outage. About Southern Nuclear:...

2011-08-16 17:22:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Public Service Commission, in a 5-0 vote, approved Georgia Power's spending on Vogtle units 3 & 4 for the period including July 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2010. The construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4 is monitored by the Georgia Public Service Commission via monthly filings and construction monitoring reports filed every six months. Moreover, additional tools are in place to help protect customers, including $1 billion in savings from...

2011-06-15 10:06:00

ATLANTA, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning announced today that Stephen Kuczynski has been elected chairman, president and CEO of the company's Southern Nuclear subsidiary, effective July 11. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/CL20498 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Kuczynski will succeed James H. Miller, who has led the company's nuclear operations since 2008. "Jim's leadership...