Vogtle Project ‘Highly Unlikely’ to Meet Deadlines

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:45:54 +0000

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An official monitoring the progress of the Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Georgia said in testimony filed June 5 with the state’s Public Service Commission that the two new reactors are “highly unlikely” to meet state-approved deadlines, and also will probably have additional cost overruns. The expansion project involves construction of two, 1,100-MW AP1000 reactors […]

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With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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Is Vogtle Nuclear Expansion on Schedule? CEO Sounds Confident

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 21:05:11 +0000

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“We still expect to meet the November regulatory-approved in-service dates for both Units 3 and 4,” Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning said during the company’s first quarter earnings call on April 30. The in-service dates he was referring to are November 2021 and November 2022 for Units 3 and 4, respectively, at the Vogtle nuclear […]

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Vogtle Workforce Reduced by 20%, but Other Projects Strong in March

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:03:28 +0000

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The COVID-19 outbreak and efforts to halt the spread of the virus are having a real impact at the Vogtle nuclear expansion construction site, but project starts elsewhere were robust in March. Cutting Workforce Due to COVID-19 On April 15, Georgia Power announced in an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that […]

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Unit 4 Top Head for Containment Vessel in Place at Vogtle

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:49:51 +0000

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The two-unit expansion of the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia reached another milestone March 27, with the placement of the Unit 4 containment vessel top head. Friday’s work comes about one year after the Unit 3 containment vessel top was lifted into place. “Placement of the Unit 4 top head is a culmination […]

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Utilities Plan to Keep Key Staff Housed at Power Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:17:39 +0000

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U.S. electric utilities and other energy companies are preparing to have key personnel remain at power plants and operations centers to ensure the facilities remain online during the coronavirus pandemic. The federal government considers power plants part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for working with power […]

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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 Regulators Warn of More Delays at Vogtle

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:33:12 +0000

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A filing by Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff and consultants on Nov. 22 said Georgia Power’s expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant is falling further behind schedule. The filing Friday came the same day that the utility announced the sixth and last containment ring for the two-unit expansion was set in place. The […]

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Last Major Module Received at Vogtle Nuclear Site

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:21:30 +0000

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The final major module needed to construct Vogtle Units 3 and 4—the only new commercial nuclear power units currently under construction in the U.S.—has arrived at the site near Waynesboro, Georgia. That means all 1,485 major modules have been manufactured and safely delivered to the project. Georgia Power announced the milestone in a press release […]

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Completes First Insertion of Westinghouse Accident-Tolerant Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:55:30 +0000

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Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant has completed installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Co.’s accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) solution, marking the start of the first test of uranium silicide fuel pellets in a commercial nuclear reactor.  The installation, completed during the plant’s scheduled 18-day spring refueling outage this April, but publicly announced on Sept. […]

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