The ongoing construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 is among the largest infrastructure projects in the entire nation, creating some 5,000 jobs and “representing a $14 billion capital investment in Georgia’s economy”.
Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are the first nuclear plants built in the United States in the past 30 years, and their construction will represent a landmark moment for a state, (and country) always in search of renewable energy sources. Nuclear energy is estimated to be 50-80% less expensive than solar power in the southeastern U.S., and 15-40% less expensive than wind-generated power.
While nuclear power is the single largest source of energy in Europe, producing some 32% of the total output, the United States lags behind. The new Plant Vogtle units will provide a stable energy source for a Georgia population that continues to boom, with electrical demand expected to increase by 27% over the next 15 years.
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