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 4 operating reactors, 2 are Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors and 2  are the Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) reactors.  One of the AP1000 reactors (Vogtle Unit 3) has begun commercial operations; the other AP1000 reactor (Vogtle Unit 4) must complete startup testing prior to commencing commercial operations.

On January 3, 2023, the NRC issued  "Revised Charter for the Vogtle Readiness Group to oversee the Transition to Operations for Vogtle Units 3 and 4.” The VRG was created based on the Watts Bar Construction Lessons Learned.

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

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, December 11, 2023