A trade organization representing 70 percent of the U.S. power industry awarded Southern Co. its highest honor Monday for the new reactors at Plant Vogtle.The Edison Electric Institute gave Southern the EEI Edison Award for distinguished leadership, innovation and its contribution to the advancement of the electric industry."Southern Company, and its Georgia Power operating company, worked tirelessly to advance the expansion of the two new reactors at Plant Vogtle, and in doing so, paved a path for other nuclear power operators to follow," EEI President Thomas R. Kuhn said in a release. "It takes a lot of work, ingenuity and innovation to build the first U.S. nuclear energy units to be approved in 33 years, but Southern Company knew that the benefits of doing so would be immeasurable. The company's big-picture approach to ensuring the advancement of Plant Vogtle is a prime example of the commitment our industry has to providing reliable service."Southern is the 85th annual recipient of the award from EEI. According to its website, the group represents more than five dozen shareholder-owned electric companies that serve the majority of electric customers in the U.S.
I'm glad to see our nation is intelligent enough to realize the need for nuclear energy..the older plants are in desperate need of a serious update and maintenance