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Canoochee EMC receives clean energy from nuclear unit
Plant Vogtle Unit 4 provides safe, reliable, emission-free energy for Canoochee EMC members

Canoochee EMC is now receiving safe, reliable, emission-free nuclear energy from Plant Vogtle Unit 4, the final unit to come online at the nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia. Unit 4 began commercial operation on April 29, 2024, following Unit 3, which went into service in July 2023. These new units will now help power Canoochee EMC consumers with reliable, clean energy for the next 60 to 80 years.

“Canoochee EMC strives to meet our members' existing and expanding electricity needs with a diverse portfolio of safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy. Nuclear power represents a vital part of our energy mix as an essential source of around-the-clock, clean electricity,” said Canoochee EMC CEO Michael Wasson. “With Plant Vogtle Unit 4 online and operating safely, I am proud that Canoochee EMC homes and businesses will be powered by reliable, emission-free nuclear energy for generations to come.”

Nuclear power is considered one of the most reliable energy sources. Now in service, Unit 4 can generate emission-free electricity at full power 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Plant Vogtle Units 1 and 2 have been providing safe, clean energy for Georgians for more than three decades. Among the largest clean energy projects in the nation, with Unit 4 in service, Plant Vogtle is now the largest generator of clean energy in the United States. The completion of the Vogtle expansion project represents a historic achievement as the first advanced commercial nuclear project in the nation in more than 30 years.

Canoochee EMC receives electricity from Plant Vogtle through its wholesale power contract with Oglethorpe Power Corporation. Oglethorpe Power is a 30 percent co-owner of all four units at Plant Vogtle and two units at Plant Hatch, a nuclear facility in Appling County.