Nuclear Energy

Overview

Nuclear energy is the most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally responsible fuel source available today, and nuclear energy fits in Southern Company's mix of smart energy sources.

Nuclear energy is a proven and innovative technology, with more than 50 years of safe and reliable operation in the U.S. It is a secure, dependable source of power that the nation can depend on, which is not subject to unreliable weather or climate conditions.

We continue to develop our nuclear power capacities with Plant Vogtle, the first new nuclear power generator to be built in the U.S. in 30 years.

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The Plan

With electrical demand due to increase 27 percent by 2030, nuclear energy fits into Southern Company's mix of smart energy sources for the future.

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Milestones

See how our nuclear energy strategy has developed over the years.

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Videos/Photos

We're on course to build America's first twenty-first century nuclear units at Plant Vogtle. Watch our progress.

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Job Opportunities

Find construction and energy sector jobs with Southern Company and the contractors on our ongoing projects.

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Customer Benefits

Find out more about why nuclear is a safe, reliable, clean and cost-effective source of electricity.

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Why Nuclear

Since 1995, more than 9.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gases have been avoided by the U.S. nuclear industry.

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How Plants Work

Ever wondered how a nuclear energy plant actually works? Check out our quick guide.

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Media Contacts/Materials

Our latest press releases and contacts for the media.

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Aerial Schematic

View an aerial map of a nuclear plant.

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AP1000 Components

Learn more about the AP1000® Passive Core Cooling System.

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