Plant Vogtle in the News
Donors have stake in PSC decisions
By Kristi E. Swartz (AJC)
Four of Georgia's utility regulators have accepted at least 70 percent of their campaign contributions from companies and people that may profit from the agency's decisions, a review of five years of campaign finance records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed.
Two identical nuclear projects, one in Georgia and one in South Carolina. Only one survived.
By Tony Bartelme (The Post and Courier)
The Vogtle and V.C. Summer nuclear projects were identical twins. Both had the same reactor design, the same contractor, the same modular construction strategy. They began at roughly the same time in the late 2000s. Both benefited from new laws that shifted financial risks from utilities to ratepayers. But only one of these twins survived. Why?
Unofficial Business: Georgia Power aims to dump its overruns on you
By Matt Kempner (AJC)
Reasonable and prudent. At least if you are Georgia Power and you want customers to swallow every penny of the mistakes that would otherwise be the utility monopoly’s responsibility for its adventures in nuclear expansion.