The only nuclear power plant under construction in the United States faces delays and additional costs. again. Earlier this week, technical experts working at the Georgia Public Service Commission testified that the launch of the Alvin W. Vogle power plant is likely to be postponed until the summer of 2022, which will cost $2 billion more than expected.
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Plant Vogtle’s first new nuclear reactor may not start producing energy for Georgia consumers until at least next June, which would be a longer delay than Georgia Power predicted just last month. An independent monitor, Donald Grace, said in written testimony filed this week that the two new reactors at the Waynesboro plant will likely be delayed seven to nine months beyond their projected November 2021 and November 2022 completion dates. And he said the project would likely cost another $2 billion to finish. Georgia Power officials told the state Public Service Commission last month that the first of the two reactors would be finished in the first quarter of next year, citing a delay due to the pandemic and remediation work that slowed down progress. The expansion of Plant Vogtle, which is the only major nuclear project under construction in America, is already years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. The independent monitor’s timeline would leave the second of the new reactors coming online in the summer of 2023.
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