Vogtle Readiness Group

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) formed the Vogtle Readiness Group (VRG) to identify and resolve any licensing, inspection, or regulatory challenges or gaps that could impact the schedule for completion of the Vogtle construction project. The VRG will provide high-level assessments, coordination, oversight, and management direction of NRC activities associated with the licensing, inspection, testing, and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4.

Vogtle is located in Waynesboro, GA (26 miles SE of Augusta, GA) and is owned by Southern Nuclear Operating Company. The site has 2 operating Westinghouse Four-Loop Pressurized Water Reactors, and 2 Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) reactors under construction. In 2012, the NRC granted combined licenses for the construction and operation of the 2 AP1000 units at Vogtle.

On May 24, 2019, the NRC, issued a revised "Charter for Instituting the Vogtle Readiness Group (VRG) to oversee the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Transition to Operations". The VRG was created based on the Watts Bar Construction Lessons Learned.

The VRG is committed to communicating with the public and stakeholders by hosting public meetings related to Vogtle Units 3 and 4. These meetings address such areas as: License Amendment Requests, the Initial Test Program, the Construction Inspection Program, Table Tops to Demonstrate the ITAAC (Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria) closure process, the Reactor Oversight Program, End of Cycle plant assessments, etc.

For a list of upcoming public meetings, see Upcoming Meetings.

For a listing of all Past Meetings, see Past Meetings.

Further information about the facilities is available on the Vogtle Units 3 and Vogtle Units 4 information pages.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, July 13, 2020