Georgia Regulators May Decide Vogtle’s Fate Before Year’s End

By [email protected] Correspondence between the Georgia Public Service Commission and Georgia Power shows that the Vogtle nuclear expansion project may face an abbreviated decision schedule as a side effect to the Senate’s tax bill.

In a letter sent Friday, PSC chairman Stan Wise asked Georgia Power how changes in corporate tax law might impact the Vogtle project, which could end up five years behind schedule and $9 billion over budget if completed. In a Wednesday response, the utility’s CEO Paul Bowers indicated that if the project were to be abandoned, the corporate tax rate change from 35 percent to 20 percent would

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