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Southern Company


Southern Joining Bill Gates-Backed Group on New Reactor Project

Major U.S. utility Southern Co. said it has agreed to design and build an advanced demonstration nuclear reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) using technology developed by TerraPower, the Bill…


Southern Will Close More than Half of Coal Fleet

Southern Company, the third-largest power utility in the U.S., said it will close more than half its coal-fired power generation fleet over the next few years as the group moves…


Can Nuclear Power Stay Relevant in a World Filled with Renewables?
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I have long been a supporter of nuclear power. I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and having worked for several more…


NRC Cites Problems at Vogtle, May Increase Project Oversight

Continuing issues with the two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia have led federal regulators to say they are considering increasing oversight of the project. The U.S.…


Fuel Loading Only Major Milestone Left for Vogtle Unit 3 Nuclear Project

Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company, reported during the company’s earnings call on July 29 that hot functional testing (HFT) had been completed on Vogtle Unit 3, and that the…