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Condenser Vacuum Testing on Vogtle Unit 3 Completed

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December 14, 2020


The following is a Georgia Power news release:

Georgia Power today announced the completion of the pre-operational condenser vacuum test of the Vogtle Unit 3 turbine system. The milestone marks another step for the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project toward operations and providing customers with a clean, carbon-free energy source for the next 60 to 80 years.

The test was conducted with the main turbine on turning gear and by operating supporting systems to establish the condenser vacuum, which is necessary to demonstrate the steam supply and water-cooling systems operate together and are ready to support hot functional testing and initial fuel load in the reactor.

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