Media Day shines spotlight on Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle
ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2012
ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Members of the media will get an
up-close look at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle at the Annual Media Day on
Friday, Dec. 7.
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Representatives from Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear and local emergency
management agencies will be on hand to explain plant operations and emergency
procedures. Attendees will be given a brief presentation at the Vogtle
Visitors Center, which will focus on the operations of the plant's Units 1 and
The Media Day is held annually at Plant Vogtle to allow area media the
opportunity to become more familiar with the plant and nuclear energy in
Plant Vogtle is one of Georgia Power's two nuclear facilities and is one of
three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system. Unit 1 began
commercial operation in May 1987. Unit 2 began commercial operation in May
1989. Each unit is capable of generating 1,215 megawatts (mw) for a total
capacity of 2,430 mw.
Additionally, attendees will also take a brief tour of the Vogtle units 3 and
4 construction site. Construction on the project, a more than $14 billion
investment in Georgia's energy future, continues at an impressive pace.
Significant work has been done on turbine islands, cooling towers and nuclear
islands. Over the next several months, progress will continue to be made in
the nuclear island, turbine building and module assemblies.
The construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 is the largest job-producing project in
Georgia, employing approximately 5,000 people during peak construction and
creating approximately 800 permanent jobs when the plant begins operating.
Once completed, the new facility will produce enough electricity to power
500,000 Georgia homes and businesses.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the
nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned,
tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power
serves 2.3 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain information contained in this release is forward-looking information
based on current expectations and plans that involve risks and uncertainties.
Forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements
concerning investments in Georgia's energy future, job creation and the
completion of construction and other projects. Georgia Power cautions that
there are certain factors that can cause actual results to differ materially
from the forward-looking information that has been provided. The reader is
cautioned not to put undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which
is not a guarantee of future performance and is subject to a number of
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of
Georgia Power; accordingly, there can be no assurance that such suggested
results will be realized. The following factors, in addition to those
discussed in Georgia Power's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011, and subsequent securities filings, could cause actual
results to differ materially from management expectations as suggested by such
forward-looking information: the impact of recent and future federal and state
regulatory changes, as well as changes in application of existing laws and
regulations; current and future litigation, regulatory investigations,
proceedings, or inquiries; ability to control costs and avoid cost overruns
during the development and construction of the Plant Vogtle expansion;
regulatory approvals and actions related to the Plant Vogtle expansion,
including Georgia Public Service Commission approvals, Nuclear Regulatory
Commission actions, and potential U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantees;
and the ability of counterparties of Georgia Power to make payments as and
when due and to perform as required. Georgia Power expressly disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking information.
SOURCE Georgia Power
Contact: Mark Williams, +1-404-506-7676, or +1-800-282-1696
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