Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, the formal name for Plant Vogtle, is located near Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia.

The facility is home to two nuclear reactor units that began operation in the late 1980s. Each unit is capable of generating 1,215 megawatts (Mw), for a combined capacity of 2,430 Mw. Power is generated using pressurized water reactors manufactured by Westinghouse, while the turbines and electric generators were manufactured by General Electric.

The plant, one of three in the Southern Company system, is jointly owned by Georgia Power (45.7%), Oglethorpe Power Corporation (30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (22.7%) and Dalton Utilities (1.6%).

In June of 2009, the license governing Plant Vogtle's operation was extended for another 20 years. Construction is underway for the construction of two additional reactors at the site, which would bring the facility to a total of four reactors.

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Georgia Power announces milestone in reactor construction

According to a statement issued by the company, the shield building is a system of 160 steel panels designed to protect the Unit 3 containment vessel. Each panel weighs about 10 tons and can be ...
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Georgia Power seeks approval of higher costs at Plant Vogtle

Georgia Power Company wants regulators to bless its share in more than $900 million in cost overruns incurred so far in building two nuclear reactors at the Plant Vogtle generating facility near ...
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

CEO stresses significance of Vogtle expansion

The nation has its eyes fixed on Plant Vogtle, where contractors are building the first nuclear reactors in more than three decades, and Geor­gia Power CEO Paul Bowers said he is starting to ...
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Co-owners of Vogtle project announce settlement with contractors

The co-owners of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga., have settled all litigation between the parties and contractors for the facility’s ongoing expansion project.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Plant Vogtle work getting further behind, experts testify

William Jacobs, a nuclear engineer who has managed the construction and start up of seven reactors, testified at a hearing before the Public Service Commission that efforts to catch up haven't ...
By Walter C. Jones | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Plant Vogtle lag over, Georgia Power says

ATLANTA - Further delays and cost overruns aren't expected for the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power executives said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Regulators to weigh in on changes

ATLANTA - For the third time since construction began in 2009, a new contractor is overseeing expansion at Plant Vogtle, and the change could have wide implications.
By Walter C. Jones | Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

CB&I out at Vogtle; Westinghouse to finish reactors

The owners of Plant Vogtle announced Tuesday night that a different company will complete the construction of two nuclear reactors at the electricity-generating plant near Waynesboro, Ga.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Plant Vogtle expansion more than halfway done

WAYNESBORO, Ga. – A Georgia Power executive said Thursday that Plant Vogtle’s expansion is a little more than 50 percent complete for the site’s two new reactors.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Latest tank, generator deliveries arrive at Plant Vogtle

Georgia Power announced this week that the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga., has received its most recent international delivery - the two core make-up tanks for Unit 4.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Plant Vogtle on track after schedule revised

Georgia Power Co. reported Fri­day that Plant Vogtle's expansion is progressing as planned after the Waynesboro, Ga., facility's budget and schedule were revised earlier this year to reflect ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 28, 2015

First steel panels placed around new Vogtle reactor

Georgia Power announced this week that the $14 billion expansion of Plant Vogtle has marked another milestone - the installation of the first six individual steel panels to Unit 3's shield building.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Vogtle moves module weighing 1,140 tons

A 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick, known as the world's largest crane, placed the CA01 module into its permanent placement on the Unit 3 nuclear island, according to a Georgia Power Co. news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Group wants Georgia Power's profits trimmed

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less-attractive financial deal for the public, an environmental group said.
By Ray Henry | Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

EPA plan credits new nuclear reactors

Nuclear construction like that under way at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle got a boost this week in a proposal unveiled by the Obama administration.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Plant Vogtle gets generator

The arrival of a steam generator weighing 1.3 million pounds for the expansion of Plant Vogtle is the latest of recent large deliveries to the nuclear reactor construction site.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More Vogtle delays possible

ATLANTA - Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners, according to ...
By Ray Henry | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Plant Vogtle to sound sirens for drill

Plant Vogtle's emergency sirens will sound Thursday during a safety drill for the construction site for two nuclear reactors.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National lab director seeks next generation of nuclear workers

COLUMBIA - An education pipeline must be in place to train new researchers to succeed those who will be aging out of the nuclear workforce, according to the director of the Savannah River National ...
By Sarita Chourey | Friday, April 10, 2015

PSC delays consideration of Vogtle overruns

ATLANTA - Consideration of a higher certified price tag for two reactors at Plant Vogtle will wait until one of them is running, the Public Service Commission decided Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones | Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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