Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant

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Plant Vogtle public meetings scheduled

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss findings from its routine inspections of Plant Vogtle at a public meeting in Waynesboro on April 24.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, April 14, 2014

Steam problem triggers Vogtle shutdown

ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle's Unit 2 nuclear reactor shut down automatically Tuesday morning as a result of a loss of steam pressure, Southern Nuclear announced Wednesday.
By Walter Jones | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vogtle expansion could signal future of nuclear industry

The Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro, Ga. is using a new design and new construction method to build the first reactors licensed in the U.S. in more than three decades.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vogtle's expansion draws industry veteran

For Mark Verbeck, the nation's commercial nuclear revival represented a promise too formidable for it to go on without him.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vogtle module moved into place

One of the largest components of the new reactors at Plant Vogtle was hoisted into its permanent placement Saturday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 10, 2014

New generation of nuclear workers train

The nuclear renaissance has birthed a new crop of bright, young nuclear professionals eager for clean energy and safe, advanced technology.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, March 1, 2014

Vogtle costs, schedule unchanged

In the first construction monitoring report filed in a year, Georgia Power told state regulators that forecast construction and capital costs were unchanged since its share of Plant Vogtle's new ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Energy secretary finalizes Vogtle loan guarantee

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed loan agreements Thursday backing the first two nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in more than three decades.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

DOE to approve $6.5B loan for Vogtle

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was expected to announce final approval of the deal at a speech Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant now under construction in ...
By Matthew Daly | Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Vogtle loan guarantee near finished

After years of negotiations, the owners of Plant Vogtle have filed documents with the U.S. Department of Energy to finalize a $8.3 billion loan guarantee to help finance two new nuclear reactors.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Regulators want new hires to watch Vogtle costs

Badly outnumbered regulators in Georgia want to hire two more employees to keep tabs on the $14 billion project to build new reactors at Plant Vogtle.
By Ray Henry | Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Vogtle owners granted fifth extension

The owners of Plant Vogtle say they will continue to negotiate terms for a federal loan guarantee first offered in 2010 to help finance two new nuclear reactors.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Plant Vogtle concrete pour completed

A concrete pour for a 6-foot thick base for the second of two nuclear reactor units under construction at Plant Vogtle was completed this week.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Vogtle reactor shutdown reported

One of Plant Vogtle's reactors was shut down Saturday after a malfunction.
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

Vogtle co-owner picks new president

The 30-percent owner of Plant Vogtle, Oglethorpe Power, announced Tuesday it named Michael L. Smith to replace its president who died of cancer in June.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Government extends Vogtle loan guarantee

The owners of Plant Vogtle have secured a fourth extension to allow further negotiation with the U.S. Energy Department over its 2010 offer of up to $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees.
By Rob Pavey | Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Vogtle cost overrun lawsuit to be heard in Augusta

A legal dispute over who is responsible for $900 million in additional costs for Plant Vogtle's nuclear expansion will be heard in U.S. District Court in Augusta, and not in Washington, D.C., ...
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Vogtle vote takes pressure off Georgia Power

ATLANTA - A debate over the rising cost of building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will be delayed for years under an agreement approved today by Georgia's utility regulators.
By Ray Henry | Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Regulator: New nuke plant now wouldn't make sense

ATLANTA - If Georgia was starting from scratch, it could not financially justify the nuclear power plant now under construction. That conclusion from state utility regulators bluntly illustrates ...
By Ray Henry | Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

300-ton steel component arrive at Vogtle site

The second of two 300-ton "deaerator" components to be used in the construction of Plant Vogtle's new reactors was barged up the Savannah River last week and then transported by truck to the Burke ...
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

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