The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved a motion that allows for continued construction of the Vogtle nuclear expansion project.
This week the Senate Finance Committee released a bill that will “extend a series of lapsed or soon-to-expire energy-related tax credits,” including the nuclear power production credit that will remove the 2020 deadline; critical for the Vogtle Project. The office of Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said they are “hopeful it gets done before the end of the year or early next year.”
E&E News reports that the chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission has said he’s received assurances from both Isakson and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) that Congress will take up the power production credit. The Georgia Public Service Commission is set to vote on the fate of Vogtle 3& 4 this week.