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Latest Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Stories

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...

2012-11-05 08:24:43

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maybe I'm crazy but, I would never prepay the mortgage on a home before I could live in it, especially without knowing how much the principal balance was or how many years I was going to have to pay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121105/CG05848) As consumers, we expect accountability when it comes to our hard earned money being spent by others. We like to get what we pay for. Too bad right now we are paying for two new...

2012-10-23 11:21:42

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The workforce building the nation's first new nuclear energy facility in 30 years at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle has passed a significant milestone - 10 million work hours. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/CL98203 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) Approximately 2,300 people are now on site at Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro. At peak construction, the project is expected to create 5,000...

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...

2012-09-17 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...

2012-07-13 23:02:18

This week valuations of the US nuclear construction industry boomed to levels that ensure the US will be at the forefront of the Nuclear Renaissance from 2012. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 The development of projects from SCE&G´s VC Summer Plant, Southern´s Plant Vogtle, Duke´s Levy site and FPL´s Turkey Point, in conjunction with over $26bn in new government construction programs have given huge support for the industry. From these projects alone there is set to be in...