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2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-09-12 16:20:19

Week of events scheduled to educate and inspire Georgia drivers to consider electric transportation ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is joining other electric utilities, automotive companies, nonprofit organizations, elected officials and thousands of electric vehicle (EV) fans across the country to mark National Drive Electric Week September 15 - 21. The annual celebration, which started as a single day of events in 2011, has since grown to a weeklong series of...

2014-08-25 16:21:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, Aug, 25, leaders of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a new five-year contract effective Aug. 15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139391 "I commend the leadership of the IBEW for helping to establish an environment of mutual respect necessary for the development of an agreement beneficial to our employees and the safe operation of our facility,"...

2014-08-21 16:21:42

ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its longstanding commitment to the military, Southern Company today recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO A Troops to Energy jobs founding member, Southern Company partnered with the U.S. Army to develop the new program providing specialized...

2014-08-07 16:21:56

More than 200,000 students engaged through innovative program since inception ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students across Georgia return to the classroom this month, Georgia Power's Learning Power program will go back to school as well. Learning Power, which has reached more than 200,000 students since its inception three years ago, is a statewide education initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The initiative is designed to...

2014-07-15 12:31:13

Construction of new Vogtle units builds on history of safety, quality and reliable generation ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer marks the 25(th) anniversary of the start of operations of Unit 2 at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga. Since first coming online in 1989, the 1,215 megawatt (MW) unit has operated continuously - safely and cleanly powering thousands of homes and businesses and employing thousands of residents from the surrounding...

2014-07-14 20:20:49

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 10, the American Nuclear Society selected Southern Nuclear's Charles Nesbitt as the recipient of the 2014 Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO The ANS's Education, Training and Workforce Development Division established the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and cost-effective contributions to the nuclear training field. As training director for...

2014-07-03 08:21:46

New site allows visitors to virtually explore campgrounds and fishing guides before hitting the lake ATLANTA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians plan Independence Day celebrations and vacations this July, Georgia Power has launched a new online resource at www.georgiapower.com/lakes for visitors to the company's lake properties across the state. The company, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities year...

2014-07-01 08:24:10

Company offers energy efficiency resources, bill payment assistance as high temperatures impact bills ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the heat of the Georgia summer descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills. As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, the company has made it easy to find energy efficiency solutions and advice at...

2014-06-23 16:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear was honored by the Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America's citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140623/120693 Nominations were made by Navy Reserve sailors who also have other employment. Southern Nuclear was...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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