--Holly Fletcher & Brian Eckhouse

Southern Co. anticipates receiving final federal clearances for the proposed third and fourth units at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Waynesboro, Ga., possibly by year-end. Thomas Fanning, president, told PI on the sidelines he doesn’t expect the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in March to delay that process. The Obama administration, Congress and Georgia legislators remain supportive of new-build nuclear, he said. Each new unit at Vogtle is expected to generate 1.1 GW.

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