On Thursday, August 9, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) visited Vogtle Electric Generating Plant to view construction on Vogtle Units 3 and 4 and discuss the Nuclear Production Tax Credit with employees.
Senator Perdue says, "Unleashing our full energy potential is a key component of President Trump's plan to get the economy going...Nuclear energy is essential to our domestic energy production and national security. Earlier this week, Georgia Power ensured construction on Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will continue without increasing rates for consumers. This project will make Plant Vogtle home to the first new nuclear units built in the United States in more than 30 years. This year, we successfully extended the Nuclear Production Tax Credit to make sure projects like Vogtle 3 and 4 stay on track. Thanks to everyone at Georgia Power and Plant Vogtle for your work on this critical project."
Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power stated, "We are grateful to Senator Perdue for his support of the Vogtle project at the federal level, and his continued leadership on behalf of the state of Georgia. The new Vogtle units represent the future of nuclear energy in the United States and, once online, will serve millions of Georgians for 60 to 80 years into the future.
On Wednesday, August 8, Governor Nathan Deal commended the substantial progress made by Georgia Power on Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 construction as well.