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February 6, 2024

Georgia's reactor hits another delay due to cooling system issues

  • Georgia Power Co. says it would have to pay $15 million a month in extra construction costs if the project extends into July.
    Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. said Thursday that vibrations found in a cooling system of its second new nuclear reactor will delay when the unit begins generating power.

    Plant Vogtle's Unit 4 now will not start commercial operation until sometime in the second quarter of 2024, or between April 1 and June 30, the largest subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. announced.

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