Full Title: Big Risks, Better Alternatives: An Examination of Two Nuclear Energy Projects in the U.S.
Author(s): Max Chang, David White, Ezra Hausman, Nicole Hughes, and Bruce Biewald
Publisher(s): Synapse Energy Economics
Publication Date: 10/2011
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This report takes a close look at two modern-day nuclear energy projects in the U.S. The first project consists of two units, Levy 1 and 2, which have been proposed by Progress Energy Florida for a new site in Levy County, Florida. The second project also consists of a pair of units, Vogtle 3 and 4, which would be constructed at the site of the existing two-unit Vogtle nuclear power facility in Burke County, Georgia. Site preparation work has already begun for the Vogtle units by a consortium consisting of Georgia Power (a subsidiary of Southern Company) and several municipal and cooperative electric utilities. Both of these projects were proposed in 2006, before the recession, to meet then-anticipated growth in demand.