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2012-11-08 12:23:19

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is continuing a proud tradition of employing veterans in key roles, as nearly 40 percent of the workforce at the Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 construction site near Waynesboro, Ga., served as members of the U.S. armed services. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/CL98203 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) The company anticipates the number of veteran workers will increase as construction...

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 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...

2011-08-31 14:03:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Georgia Power today announced in a filing with the Georgia Public Service Commission that Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 are moving forward towards issuance of the combined construction and operating license (COL) around the end of 2011, with unit 3 becoming operational in 2016 and unit 4 in 2017. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO) The company filed the fifth semi-annual Vogtle...

2011-01-04 10:34:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of increased copper thefts, Georgia's electric utilities are offering up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem and public safety issue. The thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system and could cause power outages in some cases....

2010-09-13 09:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country's municipal and private utilities turn again to building alternate energy sources for future power needs, they are faced with a daunting and uncertain financial marketplace. It is in this environment that an experienced and reliable investment advisory firm can make a considerable difference in the large, complex transactions that fund these new technologies. Such was the case earlier this year when the Municipal Electric Authority of...

2010-07-06 10:28:00

ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Georgia's electric utilities are offering $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem for the industry. These thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system. In addition, damaged lines pose a danger of electrocution to anyone in the area, including...

2009-08-26 14:51:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued an Early Site Permit (ESP) for the two new units of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Plant Vogtle is owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia [MEAG Power] and Dalton Utilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The ESP is another step in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new,...

2008-08-01 15:00:47

ATLANTA, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today asked the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval of its updated integrated resource plan, including its proposal to build two additional nuclear generating units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) In an application filed with the PSC, the company said the nuclear units are expected to save customers between $2 billion and $6.5 billion over their...

2008-07-08 18:00:36

By DAVID HUNT JEA is finalizing a contract that would blend 206 megawatts of nuclear energy - enough energy to light up about 20,000 homes - into the region's power portfolio. The energy, which will be critical as the region grows, will be purchased from a nuclear plant in Eastern Georgia and make up about 5 percent of the utility's energy mix. JEA's board of directors decided earlier this year that nuclear energy should make up about 10 percent of its power. The move was in response to...