Pipe Issue Delays Startup of New Vogtle Nuclear Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 00:08:11 +0000

Startup of the first of two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia is being pushed back to at least April, one month after officials with Georgia Power had planned to start generating electricity from the unit. Georgia Power, part of Atlanta-based Southern Co., announced the latest setback for the oft-delayed two-unit expansion […]

The post Pipe Issue Delays Startup of New Vogtle Nuclear Unit appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Southern CEO: Vogtle Still on Track for 2022-2023 Start

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 22:53:01 +0000

Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning said the group continues to stick to its most-recent timeline for startup of the two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia, telling participants in the company’s first-quarter 2022 earnings call that construction is pacing well, with fuel load for Unit 3 expected later this year.   “Importantly, the […]

The post Southern CEO: Vogtle Still on Track for 2022-2023 Start appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Moving Toward Mainstream—The Rise of Renewable Goals

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000

The post Moving Toward Mainstream—The Rise of Renewable Goals appeared first on POWER Magazine.

More states are setting targets for renewable energy. Cities and counties are joining in. Utilities are formalizing commitments. And economics, as always, play a major role. The transition to clean energy

The post Moving Toward Mainstream—The Rise of Renewable Goals appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Southern Nuclear Adds New Power Plant Simulators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:52:48 +0000

GSE Systems said it has delivered and commissioned three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s new Operations Training Centers. The simulators are for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant. Simulators provide efficient hands-on learning for power plant operators. While power plants of […]

The post Southern Nuclear Adds New Power Plant Simulators appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

The post How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Vogtle 2 Installs World’s First Full Accident-Tolerant Fuel Assemblies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 22:45:46 +0000

The world’s first complete advanced fuel test assemblies containing accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) have been installed at Southern Co.’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant’s Unit 2 in Georgia.  Nuclear giant Framatome delivered the GAIA lead fuel assemblies containing enhanced ATF (EATF), including both pellets and cladding, to the plant owned by Georgia Power in January. […]

The post Vogtle 2 Installs World’s First Full Accident-Tolerant Fuel Assemblies appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Plagued by Grim Challenges, Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Lags Behind Schedule, Says Oversight Consultant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:36:55 +0000

The two-unit Vogtle expansion in Georgia faces major challenges that are poised to derail its schedule and ramp up costs—and the project is already behind schedule, a consulting firm tasked with construction oversight of the project told regulators. In revealing testimony filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC’s) public interest advocacy staff on November […]

The post Plagued by Grim Challenges, Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Lags Behind Schedule, Says Oversight Consultant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Oglethorpe Agrees to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Project with Conditions; Final Vote Still to Come

Owners of the beleaguered Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project have voted—at least for now—to continue construction of two new AP1000 reactors at the site near Waynesboro, Georgia. Directors of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) and Oglethorpe Power on September 24 each agreed the oft-delayed and increasingly over-budget project should move forward, although […]

The post Oglethorpe Agrees to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Project with Conditions; Final Vote Still to Come appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

BREAKING: Owners Vote to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Project

Owners of the beleaguered Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project have voted—at least for now—to continue construction of two new AP1000 reactors at the site near Waynesboro, Georgia. Directors of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) and Oglethorpe Power on September 24 each agreed the oft-delayed and increasingly over-budget project should move forward, although […]

The post BREAKING: Owners Vote to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Project appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Fate of Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Hinges on Minority Owners

On August 8, Georgia Power announced that its revised capital and construction cost forecast for its share of the Plant Vogtle expansion project had increased from $7.3 billion to $8.4 billion, based on a revised cost-to-complete estimate from Southern Nuclear. The news was softened somewhat by Georgia Power’s declaration that significant construction progress had been […]

The post Fate of Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Hinges on Minority Owners appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more