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2012-09-24 10:22:49

TUCKER, Ga., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation has renamed its 1,250-megawatt gas-powered electric generating facility in Murray County, Ga., the Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility in honor of President & CEO Tom Smith. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120924/AQ79935) In a Sept. 20 ceremony at the plant, Board Chairman Benny Denham praised Smith for demonstrating strong leadership during his 13-year tenure as head of the power supply...

2012-08-21 06:21:32

ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today in a 5-0 vote approved Georgia Power's spending on Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 for the period including July 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) The construction costs of Vogtle units 3 and 4 are monitored by the PSC via monthly filings and construction monitoring reports that are filed every six months. The Vogtle nuclear energy facility is...

2012-08-20 10:21:07

TUCKER, Ga., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation management will discuss second quarter results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Monday, August 27, 2012. Investors, media and the public may view a live internet webcast or join via telephone. How to Participate: Joining Via Telephone: <blockquote> Domestic Toll-Free Dial-in Number: 866-713-8307 International Dial-in Number: 617-597-5307 Passcode: 51109540 </blockquote> Joining Via...

2012-08-20 06:22:20

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Testing has begun on a major component in the construction of two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 - a 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick, one of the biggest cranes in the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120820/CL59398 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) The derrick, which will be used to move large pieces at the site of the first new nuclear units built in the United States in 30 years, has the...

2012-06-04 06:21:58

ATLANTA, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute today awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for leading the nuclear renaissance in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "This recognition is a tremendous honor for Southern Company, our 26,000 employees and partners in the nuclear industry," said Southern Company Chairman, President...

2012-05-23 10:23:07

A closer look at new documents shows Department of Energy significantly underestimated controversial Vogtle Nuclear Plant's risk of default ATLANTA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last week Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) successfully negotiated the release of hundreds of pages of secret nuclear loan guarantee documents to settle Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation spanning nearly two years. These documents reveal that one of the nation's largest...

2012-05-15 10:21:21

TUCKER, Ga., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. Price and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth B. Higgins will discuss first quarter results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Monday, May 21, 2012. Investors, media and the public may view a live internet webcast or join via telephone. How to...

2012-03-28 10:21:01

ATLANTA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation's Board of Directors has re-elected Benny W. Denham of Sycamore, Ga. as its chairman. Marshall S. Millwood of Gainesville, Ga., was elected as vice chairman. The election took place at a Board meeting following the Oglethorpe Power annual meeting. This will be Denham's tenth consecutive term as Board chairman. Millwood assumes the vice chairman's position from Sam Rabun of Louisville, Ga., who did not seek re-election....

2012-03-13 15:11:00

TUCKER, Ga., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. Price and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth B. Higgins will discuss fourth quarter and year end results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Investors, media and the public may view a live internet webcast or join via telephone. How to...

2012-02-15 11:45:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu told workers at Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle today that nuclear power will continue to be an important part of the energy mix in the United States and around the world. In a speech before several hundred plant employees, Dr. Chu outlined a national energy policy that values the role nuclear plays in confronting energy security and jobs creation in a struggling...