Report: Vogtle backers ask Trump to aid nuclear plant expansion

Utility Dive – Supporters of Southern Co.'s imperiled Vogtle nuclear project asked the Trump administration last week to aid its completion, Bloomberg reports, as a deadline looms for the company to decide its fate. 

The backers, reportedly including a Georgia utility regulator, argued for an acceleration or increase in federal loan payments to the plant, the news outlet reported from unnamed sources. Southern also wants Congress to extend federal tax credits for nuclear construction.

Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power is expected to make a recommendation to regulators at the end of this month on whether to continue development of the Vogtle expansion as part of its regular construction monitoring reports.

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