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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Hearing Tuesday on Plant Vogtle permit

A public hearing on the draft permit for water discharges from two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle is Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 2, 2015

Georgia Power's Vogtle expansion costs increase

Georgia Power Co. told state regulators Friday that its share of capital construction costs for the Plant Vogtle expansion has risen $246 million, and it asked for approval of completion dates 18 ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Southern Co.'s Vogtle costs could top $8 billion, analysis says

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish adding two new reactors at Plant Vogtle, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis ...
By Ray Henry | Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Georgia Power adds up Vogtle delay costs

Georgia Power Co. said Thursday it is tallying up the costs of newly announced delays in the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and will submit the estimate to regulators at the ...
By Walter C. Jones | Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Vogtle reactors delayed 18 months

The contractor consortium building two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle has announced an 18-month delay to complete the expansion project, according to a document filed Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

SC fined Vogtle, temporarily blocked shipments last year

Plant Vogtle was fined $8,000 and temporarily barred from sending waste to South Carolina last year after environmental regulators said Southern Nuclear Operating Co. violated a state law ...
By Sarita Chourey | Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Group distributes thyroid tablets

Residents on the fringe of Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear power station will be asked to keep tablets that block radioactive elements released by a nuclear meltdown.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Plant Vogtle gets water permit for expansion

A permit to siphon water from the Savannah River to operate cooling towers for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle has been issued despite strong opposition from environmental and water ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Monitor reports worsening Vogtle delays

Scheduling delays for two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are worsening, according to a report from a state-hired construction monitor.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Students complete trade labor program

Ray La Luz gladly stepped forward when the call went out for new trade workers to help alleviate a labor shortage in the construction industry. Now, he's on his way to an apprenticeship at Plant ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Another module placed at Vogtle

One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Heavy traffic expected near Vogtle

The operator of Plant Vogtle has warned that heavy traffic is possible on roads near the facility as additional workers perform a scheduled refueling outage.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Plant Vogtle expansion reaches 5,000 workers

Plant Vogtle's workforce has reached its largest number since construction of the commercial power plant's first two nuclear reactors in the mid-1980s.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Georgia Power reports 'schedule challenges' but no new delays at Vogtle

ATLANTA - Adding two nuclear reactors for electricity generation at Plant Vogtle has numerous "schedule challenges" but no new delays or cost increases, according to a report filed Thursday with ...
By Walter C. Jones | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Vogtle gets money; water issue not addressed

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power’s two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle.
By Mary Landers | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Young nuclear workers meeting in Augusta

Young minds from the nuclear industry will converge on Augusta next week for an annual meeting focused on advancing nuclear power in the United States.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

New inspector at Vogtle

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new resident inspector for Plant Vogtle, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Easier nuclear construction falls short

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising ...
By Ray Henry | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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