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Clean energy for a bright future

Plant Vogtle is the largest generator of clean energy in the United States.

We have a vision of a clean and reliable energy future and every day, we put it in motion.

Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia, is delivering carbon-free nuclear energy to more than 1 million homes and businesses. This long-term investment will benefit customers and communities for the next 60-80 years and help ensure we meet the energy needs of our growing economy.

The site consists of four units. Vogtle Unit 3 entered commercial operation on July 31, 2023. Unit 4 entered commercial operation on April 29, 2024. Units 3 and 4 will support 800 permanent, high-paying positions.

Making History: Units 3 and 4 are the first newly constructed nuclear units built in the United States in more than three decades. These units are the first U.S. deployment of the Westinghouse AP1000 Generation III+ reactor technology.

Increasing Reliability

Nuclear plants generate electricity 24/7/365 – more than twice as much as solar and wind resources. The generating assets require fewer maintenance outages than coal or gas, making electricity even more reliable for customers. Nuclear energy is the only carbon-free emissions baseload energy source available today, offering high reliability, and efficient operations around the clock.

Advancing our Net Zero Goal

Plant Vogtle is the largest generator of clean energy in the nation. Nuclear energy facilities produce zero air pollution. The generation assets play an essential role in supporting Southern Company’s goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our electric and gas businesses by 2050.

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Promoting Economic Growth

The safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy from our nuclear resources helps give families, businesses, and industries the confidence to stay or locate in Georgia – generating thousands of jobs and capital investment in the state. A diverse energy portfolio, including carbon-free nuclear, is essential to maintaining a reliable and affordable infrastructure that:

  • Attracts new investments
  • Supports economic growth
  • Generates jobs
  • Strengthens national security
  • Increases energy independence 

Enhancing Safety

Plant Vogtle is designed with redundant safety systems and multiple layers of protection - including structural strength, highly trained operators and proven emergency plans.

Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are Westinghouse AP1000 Generation III+ reactor technology, that is drawn from 50 years of successful operating experience. The AP1000 is a two-loop pressurized water reactor that uses a simplified, innovative, and effective approach to safety.

Full-time, on-site inspectors from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) monitor the plant to ensure it is maintained and operated safely and in accordance with established nuclear operating procedures. The NRC holds nuclear plants to the highest security standards of any American industry.

Path to Progress


The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is jointly owned by Georgia Power (45.7%), Oglethorpe Power Corporation (30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (22.7%) and Dalton Utilities (1.6%).