PSC schedules hearings on Vogtle’s future

[private]The Public Service Commission set a schedule Tuesday for the hearings it will hold this fall on the future of the Plant Vogtle nuclear project.

Under the calendar adopted by the PSC, the regulatory agency will make a decision Feb. 6 on whether Georgia Power and its partners can continue with the construction of two additional reactors at Vogtle or must cancel the project.

The PSC is expected to give Georgia Power the go-ahead on that date, even through the nuclear project is more than $3 billion over budget and more than three years behind schedule.

The commission schedule:

Oct. 6 — Georgia Power files the justification for the $500 million in construction costs incurred between January and June of this year.

Nov. 6 – 9 — Hearings on Georgia Power’s case.

Nov. 27 — PSC staff and intervenors file direct testimony.

Dec. 11 – 14 — Hearings on the cases of staff and intervenors.

Dec. 29 — Georgia Power files rebuttal testimony.

Jan. 8 – 10 — Hearings on Georgia Power’s rebuttal testimony.

Jan. 19 — Filings of briefs and proposed orders by all parties.

Feb. 6 — The commission makes its decision.

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