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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...

2014-02-20 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,...

2014-01-16 16:21:17

Six rate increases already imposed on S.C. consumers, project now eating up estimated 11 percent of utility bills http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-01-another-vogtle-debacle-cost-overruns-delays-and-construction-woes-at-reactor COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $1 billion cost overrun, lengthening project delays and construction problems at Southern Company's troubled Vogtle nuclear reactor project may get all the national headlines, but South Carolina...

2013-12-27 16:20:16

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Information Systems on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) World-Class ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Performance Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "This award represents an affirmation by our industry peers of the dedication to radiological safety by the work force at Farley," said Southern Nuclear President and...


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