The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Georgia’s first nuclear-powered electric generating station, is located along the Altamaha River in Appling County. The Plant is owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electrical Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities. Plant Hatch is one of Georgia Power’s two nuclear facilities and is one of three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company System.
The plant is powered by two boiling water reactors and has a total generating capacity of approximately 1,848 megawatts.
Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1975.
Unit 2 began commercial operation in September 1979.
More than 850 people - engineers, mechanics, control room operators, lab technicians, instrument and control technicians, electricians, security officers and others - oversee the plant's operations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
If you would like to receive information about Plant Hatch or would like to schedule a plant tour or informative presentation for your school group, civic group or other group, please call the Hatch Energy Education Center staff at 1-800-722-7774.