WABE News
3:02 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

AP: Georgia Power To Waive Request for Extra Vogtle Costs

The president of Southern Co., the parent company of Georgia Power, says the utility is no longer seeking to raise the construction budget for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Augusta.

CEO Thomas Fanning told analysts Wednesday the Atlanta-based company reached a preliminary deal with Georgia officials.

Under the plan, the company would only seek right now to collect the $209 million that it spent building the two new reactors at Plant Vogtle from July to December.

The company would waive a separate request it made to regulators to raise its construction budget by $737 million to cover higher-than-expected costs.

That preliminary agreement, found here, is subject to approval by the elected members of Georgia's Public Service Commission.

Southern Co. could still seek to recover additional costs on the nuclear plant.

*The proposed agreement can be found here.