Southern Nuclear

Nuclear power provides 16 percent of Southern Company's generation, and the company has been operating nuclear plants safely and reliably for nearly 40 years.

Southern Nuclear is Southern Company's nuclear energy operating company. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations: the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.; the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.; and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

Plant Vogtle and Plant Hatch were built and are co-owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities. Together, these two nuclear power plants generate approximately 18 percent of Georgia Power's electricity.

Plant Farley was built and is owned by Alabama Power. The plant generates approximately 19 percent of Alabama Power's electricity.

The three nuclear facilities operate at the highest level of reliability, an average three-year fleet capacity factor of 93.3 percent, exceeding the U.S. average of 88.7 percent for the years 2011-2013.

The company makes investments in its facilities that enhance safety, increase operating efficiency and make it possible for the units to continue to reliably generate low-cost electricity for many years to come.

Nuclear Energy in Alabama
  • Southern Nuclear operates two of the five nuclear facilities located in Alabama. With all five facilities combined, nuclear energy generates 27 percent of the state's electricity while emitting no greenhouse gases.
  • More than $158 million of materials, services and fuel for the nuclear energy industry are purchased annually from more than 190 Alabama companies.
  • Nuclear energy produces 76 percent of Alabama's emission-free electricity and is the only clean-air source that can produce large amounts of electricity around the clock.
  • More than 33 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are prevented by Alabama's nuclear energy facilities, which equals what would be released in a year by more than 6.4 million passenger cars, more than all the registered cars in the state.
Nuclear Energy in Georgia
  • Southern Nuclear operates all four nuclear facilities located in Georgia. Combined, nuclear energy generates 27 percent of the state's electricity while emitting no greenhouse gases.
  • More than $908 million of materials, services and fuel for the nuclear energy industry are purchased annually from more than 1,000 Georgia companies.
  • Nuclear energy produces 91 percent of Georgia's emission-free electricity and is the only clean-air source that can produce large amounts of electricity around the clock.
  • More than 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are prevented by Georgia's nuclear energy facilities, which equals what would be released in a year by more than 4.4 million passenger cars, more than all the registered cars in the state.
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Leadership

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Careers

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Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is one of our major corporate goals. Our initiatives provide business opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.

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Plant Vogtle

The plant is located near Waynesboro in eastern Georgia. Unit 1 began commercial operation in May 1987 and Unit 2 began in May 1989.

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Plant Hatch

The plant is located near Baxley in southeastern Georgia. Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1975 and Unit 2 began in September 1979.

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Plant Farley

The plant is located near Dothan in southeastern Alabama. Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1977 and Unit 2 began in July 1981.

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