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Hot Functional Testing Begins on Unit 4 at Vogtle Nuclear Plant

March 21, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Georgia Power announced that hot functional testing for Unit 4 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant has begun, as the utility moves closer to bringing both reactors of the two-unit expansion at the facility online.

Hot functional testing marks the last series of major tests for Unit 4 prior to the initial loading of fuel for the reactor. Such testing supports verification for the safe operation of reactor components and systems before fuel is loaded.

Georgia Power, part of Atlanta-based Southern Co., on March 20 said a team at the Vogtle site will begin running systems for Unit 4, without fuel in the reactor, as part of the testing process that eventually will lead to reaching normal operating pressure and temperature for the unit.

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