Plant Vogtle Unit 3 Commences Commercial Operations

In an announcement, Georgia Power has declared the commencement of commercial operation for Plant Vogtle Unit 3. This milestone marks the realization of a visionary investment in the State of Georgia's clean energy future.

Kim Greene, the chairman, president, and CEO of Georgia Power, expressed deep pride in the achievement, remarking that the Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment in building a reliable and resilient energy future for the state. Greene emphasized the importance of persevering with long-term investments to continue delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to the vast customer base of 2.7 million. The commencement of Vogtle Unit 3's service signals the beginning of a remarkable 60 to 80-year journey during which it will furnish customers with sustainable and dependable energy.

Notably, Vogtle Unit 3 represents the first newly-constructed nuclear unit in the United States in over three decades, and its capacity can provide energy to approximately 500,000 homes and businesses. Once all four units at the Plant Vogtle site are operational, it will stand as the nation's largest generator of clean energy, playing a pivotal role in supporting Georgia's ongoing growth as various industries, businesses, and families flock to the state.

Chris Womack, the president and CEO of Southern Company, hailed this day as a historic moment for Georgia, Southern Company, and the entire energy sector, emphasizing the transformative shift in how millions of Americans will be powered. With the completion of Unit 3 and Unit 4's advanced stages of construction and testing, this project showcases the pivotal role that new nuclear power will play in forging a clean energy future for the entire nation. The successful implementation of Unit 3 is a testament to the relentless dedication of Southern Company's teams, the multitude of workers contributing to the project, and the strong collaboration with partners who have turned this dream into reality.