Georgia regulators say dramatically over-budget nuclear plant can move forward

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) wants to keep two under-construction reactors at the Vogtle nuclear plant alive. According to a proposal offered by Commissioner Tim Echols and unanimously supported by the rest of the PSC, the plant will allow majority-owner Georgia Power to place some of the financial burden of completing the project on rate payers (that is, utility customers).

Vogtle is the only nuclear plant currently under construction in the US, and when it comes online it will be the first new nuclear plant to do so in three decades.

With some incentives for completion included in the PSC’s proposal, the reactors are now anticipated to come online in 2021 and 2022.

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