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Vogtle plant engineer
Vogtle plant engineer

Vogtle 3 and 4

Southern Company’s electric operating company Georgia Power is currently building the first new nuclear units in the United States in the last three decades.

Background on Plant Vogtle 3 and 4

Once complete, the Vogtle site in Waynesboro, Georgia, will produce enough clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to power 1 million Georgia homes and businesses.

Plant Vogtle units 3 & 4 will be the first in the industry to use the Westinghouse AP1000 advanced pressurized water reactor technology. The AP1000 is the safest and most economical nuclear power plant available in the worldwide commercial marketplace.

As of October 2020, unit 3 construction is approximately 96% complete, with the total Vogtle 3 & 4 expansion project approximately 88% complete. 

Georgia Power continues to expect to meet the November 2021 and November 2022 regulatory-approved in-service dates for Units 3 and 4, respectively.

The project will have a major economic impact on the state of Georgia, bringing lower rates for customers while creating hundreds of new jobs.

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%).