Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Georgia Power customers to find out new tab for Vogtle expansion this fall

BY: - May 19, 2021

This post was updated at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday to reflect that Georgia Power’s latest schedule to complete the third unit moved from November until the first quarter of 2022. A decade ago, Norcross consultant Steven Prenovitz expressed skepticism about Georgia Power’s ability to contain Plant Vogtle’s expansion costs as the state’s largest electricity provider aimed […]

Southern Co. expects new Plant Vogtle delays as PSC weighs tab

BY: - April 30, 2021

The snakebit Plant Vogtle nuclear reactor expansion project is likely to miss another deadline. The Georgia Public Service Commission will soon decide whether to sign off on the $670 million in construction costs over the final six months of 2020, a tab that could eventually get passed onto customer’s electric bills.  Georgia Power recently announced […]

Report: Close Georgia Power coal plants faster to avert climate crisis

BY: - April 22, 2021

A new environmental report says that Georgia Power’s parent company and other regional utilities are not doing enough to reduce greenhouse emissions to avoid climate disaster. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) analysis projects that over the next decade, the Southern Co., which owns Georgia Power and other major Southeast utilities, will not retire […]

Biomass energy push gains traction despite some objections

BY: - July 21, 2020

This story was updated Thursday at 2:40 p.m. with a comment from Georgia Power regarding the bidding process. Georgia Power is pressing forward with long-term plans to expand its capacity to convert trees and other organic material into biomass energy despite objections from some environmentalists.  The Public Service Commission agreed Tuesday to let the state’s […]