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More Delays At Plant Vogtle: A Talk With PSC Member Tim Echols

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols speaking with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on ''A Closer Look'' at the station's studios on Jan. 30, 2015
Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols speaking with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on ''A Closer Look'' at the station's studios on Jan. 30, 2015
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On Thursday, Georgia Power and its partners in the Plant Vogtle expansion project announced they expect a delay of another 18 months before construction is completed.  

The announcement projects the first of the two new reactors will now be finished in mid-2019; the second in mid-2020.  The delays are expected to add more than a billion dollars to the total cost of the project.  

Tim Echols is one of the five elected members of the state’s utility regulating body, the Public Service Commission.  On “A Closer Look” on Friday, Jan. 30th, Echols spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer.

Denis O'Hayer's Interview with Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols