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Feb 02, 2016, 13:13 ET
The steel and concrete shield building provides structural support of the containment cooling water supply and protects the containment vessel, which houses the reactor vessel and associated equipment.

Eight new shield building panels safely placed at Vogtle Unit 3

Georgia Power announced today the latest milestone at the Vogtle nuclear expansion – the recent placement of eight new shield building panels...

Jan 29, 2016, 15:20 ET
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Georgia Power files 20-year energy plan with Georgia PSC

 Georgia Power today filed its 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The company files...

Jan 21, 2016, 16:43 ET
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Georgia Power files Vogtle settlement agreement with Georgia PSC

 Georgia Power today filed detailed terms and conditions of a $350 million settlement agreement between the company and Westinghouse, the...

Jan 19, 2016, 14:41 ET
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Georgia Power offers resources, tools in advance of severe winter weather

With the winter months bringing the increased threat of severe cold, ice and snow, Georgia Power is helping customers prepare with free tools and...

Jan 15, 2016, 10:43 ET
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Georgia Power honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service to all

Georgia Power honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to transform communities through volunteering by engaging more than 1,000 employees...

Jan 13, 2016, 11:34 ET
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Vogtle expansion project achieves major milestones in 2015

Georgia Power today marked another year of safe construction and significant milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site. The new units are...

Jan 08, 2016, 13:00 ET
Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant recipients, Brooke Byrd and Erin Wedereit, accepts their grants during a presentation at the Columbia County Board of Education meeting.

Georgia Power awards $40,000+ in grants to dozens of new teachers

 Georgia Power today announced that 41 new public school teachers from across the state will each receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant...

Jan 04, 2016, 15:36 ET
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Vogtle co-owners, contractor complete settlement process

Georgia Power today announced the completion of the settlement process between the co-owners (Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the...

Dec 18, 2015, 10:30 ET
Through a partnership with the Georgia Food Bank Association, Georgia Power is helping families across Georgia save money and energy. The company is distributing more than 9,000 boxed energy efficiency kits including a variety of energy efficiency tools and information in local communities.

Georgia Power distributes energy efficiency kits with local food banks statewide this holiday season

Georgia Power is partnering with the Georgia Food Bank Association this holiday season to distribute more than 9,000 energy efficiency kits across...

Dec 17, 2015, 15:58 ET
Georgia Power Chairman, President & CEO Paul Bowers presents a check from The Georgia Power Foundation to GPB President & CEO Teya Ryan in support of GPB's new chemistry and physics video series.

Georgia Power provides support for new classroom science series from Georgia Public Broadcasting

 Georgia Power today announced its support of Georgia Public Broadcasting's (GPB) two new, interactive in-classroom video series: Chemistry...

Dec 16, 2015, 16:31 ET
Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear environmental teams tag a gopher tortoise as part of the company's relocation program at Plant Vogtle.

Plant Vogtle recertified by Wildlife Habitat Council for conservation programs

 Georgia Power announced today that its Plant Vogtle has been recertified by the Wildlife Habitat Council as part of the national Wildlife at...

Dec 15, 2015, 17:08 ET
Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, dedicates a new one megawatt (MW) solar tracking demonstration project in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The new project is located on a 10-acre site owned by the University of Georgia (UGA) and is the result of a utility/university collaboration to further demonstrate and advance solar energy in Georgia.

Georgia Power, University of Georgia advancing solar energy through solar tracking demonstration project

Georgia Power leaders today joined University of Georgia (UGA) officials, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, as well as community and...

Dec 11, 2015, 14:50 ET
The 1.9 million-pound lower ring for Unit 4 is lifted into place at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia.

1.9 million-pound lower ring placed at Vogtle Unit 4

 Georgia Power announced today the latest milestone in the expansion of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia – the placement of the...

Dec 04, 2015, 12:35 ET
Light up the holidays safely and efficiently with tips from Georgia Power.

Light up the holidays safely and efficiently with tips from Georgia Power

 As Georgia celebrates the holiday season, Georgia Power reminds customers to keep energy efficiency, and safety, in mind. The company provides...

Nov 25, 2015, 14:23 ET
By making a donation on your Georgia Power bill, you'll help Project SHARE and The Salvation Army make a difference in your community. For as little as a dollar a month, you can help a neighbor in need. It may be just the thing they need to get back on their feet.

Project SHARE marks 30 years of neighbors helping neighbors

 Georgia Power is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the longstanding Project SHARE initiative throughout the 2015 holiday season. Project...

Nov 20, 2015, 13:00 ET
Vogtle Cooling Towers for Unit 3 and 4

Final water discharge permit received for Vogtle nuclear expansion

 Georgia Power announced today the latest permitting milestone for the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro – the recent issuance of...

Nov 19, 2015, 15:30 ET
Final 1.3 million-pound steam generator arrives at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power construction site.

Final 1.3 million-pound steam generator arrives at Vogtle nuclear expansion

 Georgia Power announced today that the fourth and final 1.3 million-pound steam generator has arrived at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site...

Nov 18, 2015, 16:50 ET
Workers safely complete the 15-hour continuous concrete pour for the Vogtle Unit 3 "turbine tabletop."

First U.S. AP1000 "turbine tabletop" safely completed at Vogtle nuclear expansion

Georgia Power announced today the latest construction achievement in the expansion of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia – the recently...

Nov 11, 2015, 12:48 ET
Georgia Power welcomes veterans as new employees through the "Troops to Energy Jobs" program at Fort Stewart near Savannah in 2014.

Georgia Power salutes veterans in its workforce

Georgia Power is celebrating Veterans Day by recognizing the nearly 1 in 10 employees companywide who have served in the U.S. military. On...

Nov 03, 2015, 16:32 ET
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Georgia Power introduces new online resources for lake residents and visitors

Georgia Power announced today that the company has launched a new digital initiative, ON Georgia Power Lakes, to help the thousands of visitors to...