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2014-04-15 16:22:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 16. Electricity production resumed on April 14 at 5:08 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in fall 2012. "Safety is our top...

2014-03-31 08:24:03

ATLANTA, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Atomic Museum Foundation has named Southern Company the recipient of the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History in recognition of the company's leadership in and commitment to new nuclear development. The award was presented at the Einstein Society Gala in Albuquerque, N.M. Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear's Chairman, President and CEO Stephen E. Kuczynski accepted the award. (Logo:...

2014-03-17 12:22:33

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, March 16, at 4 a.m. ET 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 1 was completed in the fall of 2012. "This cycle, Unit 1 provided power for more than 513 consecutive days,"...

2014-03-10 16:22:31

Critical module towers more than five stories tall, marks heaviest "lift" to date for project ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Saturday, the project team successfully placed the CA20 module into the Unit 3 nuclear island. Weighing more than 2.2 million pounds, or 1,100 tons, and towering more than five stories tall, the module is the...

2014-03-06 20:20:32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant near Baxley, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on Feb. 3. Electricity production resumed on March 6 at 6:57 a.m. EST. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and...

2014-02-25 12:22:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J. Barnie Beasley Jr., former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Southern Co., has been elected to the American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Board of Directors. Beasley, 62, was named president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. in 2004 and added the title of chairman in 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Previously, he served as executive vice...

2014-02-20 16:22:13

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation has finalized an agreement with the United States Department of Energy for a $3.057 billion loan guarantee. This amount is to be used for the corporation's share of two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle located in Waynesboro, GA. Oglethorpe Power's ownership is 30 percent, representing 660MW of capacity. The additional capacity from units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle will provide a low...

2014-02-20 16:21:38

Customers to receive $225 million to $250 million in benefits ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has completed the closing process for $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4, near Waynesboro, Ga. By securing the federal loan guarantees, Georgia Power expects to be able to provide $225 million to $250 million in present-value benefits to its customers....

2014-02-20 16:21:35

U.S. Secretary of Energy, company leaders mark historic milestone in ceremony at nuclear expansion project site ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz today joined Southern Company leaders in a ceremony at the site of the Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 nuclear expansion project in Georgia to announce that subsidiary Georgia Power has secured approximately $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the...

2014-02-03 12:22:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning at 12:41 a.m. ET, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant safely took Unit 1 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. Each unit at Plant Hatch requires new fuel every 24 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...