Georgia Power, plurality owner of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, announced today it did not receive any bids in response to its 2016-2017 base load capacity RFP. From the press release,
...Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) rules require market bids to be compared with self-build proposals, but no market bids were received.
The company's self-build nuclear proposal will be reviewed by the Georgia PSC's Independent Evaluator before the company submits a final recommendation to the Georgia PSC on August 1, 2008 for approval. A final certification decision is expected in March 2009.
If certified by the Georgia PSC and licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the two Westinghouse AP1000 units, with a capacity of 1,100 megawatts each, would be constructed at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant site near Waynesboro, Georgia and would be placed in service in 2016 and 2017, respectively.