November 19, 2014
On November 14, 2014, a delegation of SLC members from Alabama and South Carolina joined the Southern States Energy Board on a tour of two nuclear energy facilities under construction at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. Vogtle units 3 and 4 are scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The construction of these units is the largest job-producing project in Georgia, employing approximately 5,000 people during peak construction and creating 800 permanent jobs when the facility begins operating. Once complete, they will produce enough energy to power 500,000 Georgia homes and businesses.