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Vogtle Nuclear Construction Cleared for Completion

January 9, 2018

Via: ENR

Contractors are going to get a chance to finish the nation’s lone nuclear expansion after all.

After coming to financial terms with Georgia Power, state Public Service Commissioners unanimously approved continuing construction of the controversial Vogtle nuclear expansion project. The vote to continue construction came on the heels of harsh testimony by PSC staff analysts who called the project “uneconomic.” The agreement, announced at a Dec. 21 commission hearing, shields ratepayers from some future costs, and requires Georgia Power and its project co-owners to bear greater risk moving forward.

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