Vogtle 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Owners: Georgia Power (majority)
  • Operator: Southern Nuclear
  • Construction Cost: $23.2B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 2,400 MW (combined)
  • Property Size: 3,100 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 900
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2047), Unit 2 (2049)
  • Current DTF Balance: $690M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.4B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.0B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,397 metric tons
Vogtle 1 & 2 Photo


The Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear power station consists of two pressurized water reactors. Construction began on Units 1 & 2 in 1976 with licensed operations commencing in 1987 and 1989 respectively.

In 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a twenty-year license renewal for Units 1 & 2, extending their licensed operational life to 2047 and 2049 respectively.


The Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear power plant is located within Burke County, Georgia. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 23,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $34,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.5%

The plant has contributed approximately $500M in local tax revenues throughout its 30+ years of operation.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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