Two US nuclear plants will start operating on 2021 and 2022

Georgia Power announced yesterday that Southern Nuclear has made significant progress on construction of units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant since assuming project management on behalf of the project co-owners. Their share of forecasted cost of project has increased however from USD7.3 billion to USD8.4 billion.

The total costs are nearing $17 billion.

The project is majority owned by Georgia Power (45.7%), with co-owners Oglethorpe Power (30%), MEAG Power (22.7%) and Dalton city (1.6%).

They are still expected to start operations in November 2021 (unit 3) and November 2022 (unit 4).