Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 will be the first new nuclear units built in the United States in more than three decades, using the Westinghouse AP1000 advanced pressurized water reactor technology. We are prioritizing safety and quality. Once complete, the four Vogtle units in Waynesboro, Georgia, will produce enough clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to power 1 million Georgia homes and businesses.
Operating 24/7, nuclear energy facilities produce more than half of all U.S. carbon-free electricity. Plant Vogtle will play an essential role in supporting our goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
A diverse fuel mix, including nuclear, is essential to maintaining a reliable and affordable energy infrastructure that attracts new investment, supports economic growth and creates jobs. With more than 7,000 workers on site, and more than 800 permanent jobs available once the units begin operating, Vogtle 3 and 4 is currently the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state of Georgia.
As of April 2021, unit 3 construction is approximately 98% complete, with the total Vogtle 3 & 4 expansion project approximately 92% complete.
Georgia Power has begun hot functional testing for Vogtle unit 3. Hot functional testing marks the last series of major tests underway ahead of initial fuel load. The testing represents a significant step toward operations.
All modules for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have been installed after a massive 720,000-pound water tank was lifted into place atop the unit 4 containment vessel. The placement represents the project’s last major crane lift.
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%).