Plant Vogtle’s nuclear power plant expansion, under construction. Photo: Georgia Power

Georgia’s big power users save hundreds of millions on Plant Vogtle

Most of Georgia Power’s customers — homeowners, smaller businesses and government power users such as MARTA and cities — have paid nearly 90 percent of the $1.9 billion collected so far in monthly bills to bankroll Plant Vogtle, the Atlanta utility’s construction of two new nuclear reactors at a site near Augusta.

They will likely use about 70 percent of the plant’s output.

But another group of big power users has paid only 12 cents out of every dollar of total Vogtle surcharges, even though they will likely use more than a fourth of the troubled expansion’s power if it is ever completed.

To find out who, and why they’ve saved hundreds of millions of dollars, see our story at


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