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Georgia Power's multi-billion dollar nuclear expansion on track for completion

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Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Ga., is 79% complete and is on track to be completed by 2021 and 2022 for two of its phases, the power company announced in its August report. 

The Vogtle 3 and 4 nuclear expansion, a project costing Georgia Power $8.4 billion, is expected to generate enough electricity to power approximately 500,000 homes and businesses.

Georgia Power also ordered the first nuclear fuel load “to be placed in more than 30 years for a newly-designed reactor in the U.S.,” the report said. 

The project is also the largest jobs-producing construction project in Georgia, according to a Georgia Power press release.

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