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2012-10-18 11:22:32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin M. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a successful, planned refueling and maintenance outage. Electricity production resumed Oct. 18 at 10:43 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and...

2012-10-16 15:20:56

ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marie Mouchet, vice president and chief information officer for Southern Company operations and Southern Nuclear, has been named Enterprise CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Southern Nuclear is a Southern Company subsidiary responsible for operating the company's existing nuclear fleet. Southern Company operations includes the functional areas of generation and transmission and subsidiary Southern Power, a wholesale...

2012-09-17 06:29:34

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 16 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The last refueling outage for unit 1 was completed in spring 2011. Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers will make upgrades to plant systems and components. "Vogtle...

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...

2012-07-30 10:22:19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. has safely resumed generating electricity following post-maintenance testing on a diesel generator. Electricity production resumed today at 11:01 a.m. CT. Unit 1 was safely taken offline on July 27 at 3:03 a.m. CT in accordance with nuclear processes and procedures, while employees completed repairs on the 1B diesel generator. During routine maintenance activities for the diesel...

2012-07-27 06:20:38

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant was safely taken offline at 3:03 a.m. CT in accordance with plant processes and procedures, while employees safely conduct post-maintenance testing on a diesel generator. On July 20, during routine maintenance activities for the 1B diesel generator, Plant Farley employees discovered that the diesel generator did not perform as expected. While investigating the issue, workers learned that an engine...

2012-06-04 10:20:58

ORLANDO, Fla., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Company today received the 85th Annual EEI Edison Award, the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, for the company's efforts in leading the nuclear renaissance. The company made immense progress toward building two new reactors at the site of subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 by successfully obtaining the first combined construction and operating license in the United States in more than three...

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...

2012-05-24 06:23:40

ATLANTA, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced a number of changes within the company's management team, effective July 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Mark A. Crosswhite will become executive vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Company. He will be responsible for Southern Company's operations, which includes generation, transmission, engineering and construction...