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.

Read more »

All articles about Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant

Anti-nuclear group protests Vogtle expansion

ATLANTA - A group opposed to nuclear power used Tuesday's anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster to protest outside the Georgia Power headquarters calling for an end to the expansion of Plant Vogtle.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Georgia Power must handle pair of hearings over nuclear plans

Both hearings will require the Georgia Public Service Commission to vote in coming months, and each will be a factor in whether the state gets more nuclear power.
By Walter C. Jones | Saturday, April 23, 2016

New hiring revealed for Vogtle project

Southern Nuclear Vice Presi­dent David McKinney announced the addition of more construction workers as well as the hiring of 800 technicians who will run the plant once construction is ...
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, April 15, 2016

Activists make joke out of Vogtle work delays

An environmental group used April Fools' Day to poke a little fun at Georgia Power for missing its projected start date for a new reactor at Plant Vogtle, but a company spokesman wasn't laughing.
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, April 1, 2016

Hearing set on Vogtle change

A three-judge panel will hear arguments this month on a petition regarding a change in thickness in concrete containment walls for Plant Vogtle's two new nuclear reactors.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Vogtle report sent to regulators

The report includes $160 million in investments made in the final six months of 2015 toward the completion of two reactors at Plant Vogtle, according to Georgia Power.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Vogtle workers look to inspire new crop of women engineers

A local contingent of Women in Engineering traveled from Plant Vogtle to share a lunch with an all-girl crowd in celebration of Engineers Week, hoping to reach out to a demographic severely ...
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Vogtle construction continues despite setbacks, cost overrun

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Contruction of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle is progressing despite numerous setbacks and cost increases.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

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
Search Augusta jobs