We have a vision of a clean energy future and every day, we put it in motion.
Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will be the first newly constructed nuclear units built in the United States in more than three decades. With the completion of Unit 3, we are providing customers and communities with carbon-free nuclear energy.
Operating 24/7/365, nuclear energy facilities produce more than half of all U.S. carbon-free electricity. Plant Vogtle will play an essential role in supporting Southern Company’s goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. When Unit 4 is complete, Plant Vogtle will be the largest carbon-free generation asset in the country.
A diverse energy portfolio, including carbon-free nuclear, is essential to maintaining a reliable and affordable energy infrastructure that:
On August 17, the process to load fuel into the Unit 4 reactor began, marking a significant milestone toward startup and commercial operation. During fuel load, Westinghouse nuclear technicians and Southern Nuclear operators are scheduled to safely install 157 fuel assemblies in the Unit 4 reactor core. Subsequently, startup testing will begin which is designed to demonstrate the integrated operation of the primary coolant system and steam supply system at design temperature with fuel inside the reactor. Operators will also bring the plant from cold shutdown to initial criticality, synchronize the Unit to the grid and systematically raise power to 100%. Vogtle Unit 4 is projected to be placed in service during the late fourth quarter of 2023 or the first quarter of 2024.
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%).