Rep. Allen Confident In Future of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle

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Washington, September 27, 2018 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement today after Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power, and Dalton Utilities, the four co-owners of the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project, successfully reached an agreement to continue the construction of two of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than 30 years.

“I applaud Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power, and Dalton Utilities for reaching an agreement to continue with the construction of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle. I know that today’s decision was not one made lightly, and I thank them for their commitment to continued construction, for staying the course, and negotiating a solution that works for all parties. I truly believe that moving forward with the project continues the future of nuclear power in America and I look forward to Units 3 and 4 coming online as soon as possible.

Background: After Westinghouse declared bankruptcy more than a year ago, Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power, and Dalton Utilities made the decision to move forward with construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, located in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is now overseeing construction. Additionally, earlier in the year, Congress, with Congressman Allen’s support, extended the Nuclear Production Tax Credit, an important provision to the future of new nuclear.

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