Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Win POWER’s Plant of the Year Award

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2024 12:39:38 +0000

Adding new reactors to the U.S.’s fleet of nuclear power plants doesn’t happen every day. In fact, prior to the addition of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, it hadn’t been done from scratch in decades

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World’s Largest Concrete Thermal Energy Storage Pilot Successfully Tested

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 16 May 2024 13:48:31 +0000

EPRI, in collaboration with Southern Company and Storworks, has recently completed testing of a pilot concrete thermal energy storage (CTES) system at Alabama Power’s Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating plant […]

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Vogtle Unit 3 Enters Commercial Operation: First ‘Newly Constructed’ U.S. Nuclear Power Plant in Decades

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2023 15:18:47 +0000

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Georgia Power declared Plant Vogtle Unit 3 commercially operational on July 31, 2023, making it the first “newly constructed” nuclear power unit to be added to the U.S. fleet in […]

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Vogtle Unit 3 In-Service Date Slides to May or June

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 19:09:21 +0000

Southern Company said in its annual report filing issued on Feb. 16 that remediating certain equipment and component issues will force the projected in-service date for Plant Vogtle Unit 3 to be pushed out to May or June 2023. “The projected schedule for Unit 3 primarily depends on the progression of final component and pre-operational […]

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Womack Named CEO of Southern Company, Other Leadership Changes Announced

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 15:01:33 +0000

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Southern Company’s Board of Directors announced on Jan. 5 that Chris Womack, who has served as president of its largest subsidiary, Georgia Power, since 2020, and as Georgia Power’s chairman, president, and CEO since 2021, has been appointed CEO of Southern Company effective immediately following the conclusion of the company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. […]

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Southern Company Cuts Its Cost Forecast for Vogtle Expansion, Provides Update on Project

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:00:05 +0000

In its third quarter 2022 earnings call presentation, Southern Company reduced its “Total project capital cost forecast” for Vogtle Units 3 and 4 to $10.383 billion from $10.453 billion, which is what it had reported in the company’s second quarter 2022 earnings call presentation. The company’s cost estimate reduction doesn’t mean that total project costs […]

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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GE-Led Carbon Capture Project at Southern Company Site Gets DOE Funding

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 13:42:43 +0000

A GE Gas Power front-end engineering design (FEED) study will receive $5,771,670 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management following successful completion of the award negotiation phase. The funding is focused on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) for power generation applications with a goal […]

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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State Agencies Object to Xcel Energy, Southern Power Deal

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:43:44 +0000

Xcel Energy’s effort to purchase a 760-MW natural gas combined cycle facility in Mankato, Minnesota, from Southern Power, a wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, is meeting resistance from two state agencies. The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recommended the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission […]

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