Proposed deal would delay report on Georgia nuclear plant

February 02, 2019 - 11:29 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia utility regulators are being asked to delay a Georgia Power report showing whether the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion has fallen further behind schedule.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that additional construction delays would increase the project's costs — and that could lead to higher power bills for many Georgians.

Some consumer and environmental groups are objecting to any delay in updates.

Georgia Power is regulated by the state Public Service Commission. It's required to give an update on Vogtle's progress every six months.

The next report is due in late February, but the commission's staffers are proposing an agreement with Georgia Power to delay the report. The commission's staff cites a heavy caseload as one reason for the proposed delay.

The commission could vote on the issue later this month.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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