Four nuclear power reactors under construction in United States

Nuclear power has been long forgotten by many, but it is making a come back. The permit and approval process has become less tedious and the “environmental lobby” have come to realization their dreams of a carbon free society lies within the physics of nuclear energy.

Four new reactors are currently under construction with up to another 20 permits pending for construction. Chart is below, but full spectrum of nuclear energy can be read here at world-nuclear.org:

US nuclear power reactors under constructione

Site Technology MWe gross Proponent/utility Construction start Loan guarantee;
start operation
Vogtle 3, GA Westinghouse
AP1000
1250 (1117 net) Southern Nuclear Operating Company March 2013 has loan g’tee, Q2 2019
Vogtle 4, GA Westinghouse
AP1000
1250 (1117 net) Southern Nuclear Operating Company Nov 2013 has loan g’tee, Q2 2020
V.C. Summer 2, SC Westinghouse
AP1000
1250 (1117 net) South Carolina Electric & Gas March 2013 short list loan g’tee, Aug 2019
V.C. Summer 3, SC AP1000 1250 (1117 net) South Carolina Electric & Gas Nov 2013 short list loan g’tee;
Aug 2020
Subtotal under construction: 4 units (5000 MWe gross, 4468 MWe net)
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