Georgia Announces Progress On Emission-Free Energy

Georgia Power has announced that it has reached new milestones in the construction of new nuclear units at its Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro.

The generator at Vogtle Unit 3 has generated electricity for the first time and successfully connected to the electric grid. At the same time, Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear operators began hot functional testing last month. 

“What an incredibly inspiring time to join Georgia Power as we celebrate this milestone that marks the first day of generating clean, reliable power at this new nuclear unit, which will serve our customers over the next 60 to 80 years,” said Kim Greene, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. “I consider myself very fortunate to have worked onsite at Vogtle 1 & 2 early in my career as an engineer, learning so much that I have carried with me over the years while also gaining an appreciation of the value of nuclear energy as a critical, long-term investment for our state.”

“As we approach commercial operation for Unit 3, I know that every professional who has been involved in this project or worked at Plant Vogtle is proud of the role they have played in helping build a clean energy future for Georgia,” Greene added. 

Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp reacted to the news on Twitter, writing, “Congratulations, @GeorgiaPower, on this major milestone!”

“As our state welcomes unprecedented levels of jobs and opportunity, this step forward will help ensure we meet the demand of that growth for decades to come,” Kemp added.

D & B Staff

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