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Georgia Power and Westinghouse Sign First EPC Contract in Over 30 Years

From Georgia Power (subsidiary of Southern Co.):
Georgia Power, acting for itself and for Plant Vogtle's co-owners (Oglethorpe Power, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia [MEAG Power], and Dalton Utilities), entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) with a consortium consisting of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and The Shaw Group Inc.'s Power Group for the engineering, procurement and construction of two AP1000 nuclear units with electric generating capacity of approximately 1,100 megawatts each and related facilities.

Georgia Power expects to submit the EPC to the Georgia Public Service Commission May 1, 2008 as a self-build option in connection with the company's 2016-2017 capacity request for proposal. ...
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Nuclear renessaince moving on! At least it is not just TV talking anymore - something real is getting done about it.
Another related article, I just posted it at http://atomwatch.blogspot.com
Anonymous said…
The Nuclear Renaissance starts here, it should have started earlier though, at least 10-15 years.
Anonymous said…
Great news! I agree with Alexandra, things really seem to be moving forward now, not just talking.

Btw 2,200 megawatts of capacity would provide roughly all the electricity that 1 million people use today. And by all I mean the whole thing, industrial, commercial and residential combined.

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