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Latest Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Stories

2011-09-06 09:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today said that the acquisition of Shaw Group's 20 percent ownership stake in Westinghouse by its current majority owner Toshiba Corporation would have no impact on any of the four AP1000® nuclear power plants currently under construction in China or the six under contract in the United States. "Westinghouse and Shaw Group will continue to be consortium team members in the deployment and...

2011-09-02 10:59:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Vogtle's Unit 1 resumed producing electricity early this morning following an automatic shutdown. On Aug. 31 at 9:06 a.m. ET while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Plant Vogtle Unit 1 automatically shut down. All safety systems operated as designed and expected. All maintenance reviews were completed, and Plant Vogtle Unit 1 was returned to service safely and without incident. For competitive reasons, the company...

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...

2011-08-31 11:28:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At 9:06 a.m. ET, while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Plant Vogtle Unit 1 automatically shut down. All Plant Vogtle safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public. Unit 2 currently is at 97 percent power in preparation for a routine, scheduled refueling outage. About Southern Nuclear:...

2011-08-16 17:22:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Public Service Commission, in a 5-0 vote, approved Georgia Power's spending on Vogtle units 3 & 4 for the period including July 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2010. The construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4 is monitored by the Georgia Public Service Commission via monthly filings and construction monitoring reports filed every six months. Moreover, additional tools are in place to help protect customers, including $1 billion in savings from...

2011-08-09 16:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's technical staff for the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. The commission staff has determined the Vogtle design is safe, meets all regulatory requirements, and is acceptable for issuance of the COL. This action allows the hearing...

2011-08-03 16:07:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a schedule for the completion of the licensing process for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga., that supports the issuance of a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) around the end of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The schedule calls for the COL Final Safety Evaluation Report to be issued in...

2011-06-15 10:06:00

ATLANTA, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning announced today that Stephen Kuczynski has been elected chairman, president and CEO of the company's Southern Nuclear subsidiary, effective July 11. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/CL20498 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Kuczynski will succeed James H. Miller, who has led the company's nuclear operations since 2008. "Jim's leadership...

2011-05-25 15:17:00

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), reiterated the company's longstanding commitment to shareholder value and customer satisfaction at the company's annual meeting today. Fanning also emphasized a continued commitment to the communities the company serves and stressed the need for a national energy policy and a robust research and development initiative. "Southern Company keeps customers at the...

2011-05-19 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Dr. Aris S. Candris today addressed the company's 15,000 global employees and delivered a message of optimism for the nuclear energy industry. One of the primary topics of the address was the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While Dr. Candris acknowledged that the crisis may result in a period of review and reassessment of nuclear...