September 13, 2010 | Waynesboro, Georgia
SLC Energy & Environment Committee Delegation
Vogtle Electric Generating Plant
On September 13, 2010, members of the Energy & Environment Committee, including Committee Chair, Representative Chuck Martin, Georgia, traveled to the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Augusta, Georgia. The plant currently operates two nuclear reactors and is in the process of building two additional units. The group of Southern legislators and staff saw presentations on electricity generation at the plant; toured the containment buildings that house the two working reactors, turbines, electric generators and control rooms; and visited the grounds where water intake facilities and the 500-foot cooling towers are located. In addition, the group toured the construction sites where the two new units are being built. Once these reactors come on line, the plant's generating capacity will be more than 4,600 megawatts.