Vogtle-3 startup delayed until January as costs increase

May 20, 2021, 7:15AMNuclear News

The commercial start date for Unit 3 at the Vogtle construction site near Waynesboro, Ga., has been pushed back to January of next year, adding some $48 million to the cost of the nuclear new-build project, according to Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear officials who were testifying at a May 18 hearing before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

In case you missed it: In a March 19 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Georgia Power stated that Vogtle-3 was unlikely to be ready for commercial operation by November. In April, Southern Company Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning said in a first-quarter earnings call that the target date for Unit 3 was late December. “Of course, any delays could result in a first-quarter 2022 Unit 3 in-service date,” Fanning added.


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