Vogtle nuclear plant loads fuel in step toward startup

Published on October 18, 2022 at 11:35 am

Georgia Power has started loading fuel into Unit 3 of the delayed nuclear Plant Vogtle expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, a project expected to generate 206 megawatts of electricity for JEA.

In a news release, Jacksonville’s city-owned utility called the step “a milestone toward startup and commercial operation” for the first nuclear units to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years at a cost of more than $30 billion.

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“JEA welcomes this important and greatly anticipated development,” JEA CEO Jay Stowe said in the release.

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