Georgia Power has been given the go-ahead to start laying the groundwork for a new nuclear power plant south of Columbus, Georgia.
The company has announced plans to spend up to $99 million on the early stages of the project through the second quarter of 2019.
"Future nuclear generation is critical to maintaining a cost-effective energy supply in Georgia for years to come," the company said.
At present, Georgia Power also operates two units with a capacity of 2,410 MW at the Vogtle site near Augusta, where it is building two 1,150-MW AP1000 units that are expected to come online in 2019 and 2020.
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