How about we say the same soon about Vogtle 3 and 4?
That they won’t be built?
Probably Georgia Power CEO Paul Bowers could say that.
GA PSC, Georgia legislature, or SO CEO Tom Fanning could say that.
UNIT 1 AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP DUE TO THE LOSS OF A START-UP
“This is a report of an automatic RPS actuation and automatic ESF
actuation per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A).
Additionally, this is to report intentions for a press release per
“At 2105 CDT on 6/11/13, Farley Unit 1 experienced an automatic
reactor trip from 100% power. The initiating event was the loss of
the 1B Start up Transformer which resulted in de-energization of the
B-Train ESF 4KV buses and the 1B and 1C Reactor Coolant Pump Buses.
The 1B Emergency Diesel Generator auto started and tied to the
B-Train 4KV Emergency buses.
SO CEO Tom Fanning used Julia O’Neal’s question about cost overruns
to tout the alleged benefits of Kemper Coal,
which include selling CO2 to oil companies to pump into the ground to
produce more oil.
He didn’t mention that oil is then burned to produce more CO2.
And that Mississippi lignite coal he said would otherwise stay in the ground?
Yes it and its CO2 would stay there if SO would get on with solar instead of coal.
I always call out Vogtle and Kemper County.
Both projects are going to serve our customers for decades to come.
We’ve had some challenges with Kemper.
We’ll probably talk about those later.
But when I think about the value that these projects will bring,
I think our customers, and the economy of the southeast,
will be benefited for decades.
And we’re very excited about the progress we’re making on both of those.
It’s curious he mentioned SO’s flagship coal and nuclear projects
without saying coal or nuclear.
And if by “progress” he means Continue reading →
“Corporate responsiblity,” answered Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
to questions about Kemper Coal from Linda St. Martin of Mississippians
For Affordable Energy.
I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means.
“Almost like a Berkshire-Hathaway meeting,”
remarked SO CEO Tom Fanning after
Sierra Club (and other) activists asked questions
Southern Company stockholder meeting at Callaway Gardens yesterday,
as promised by the numerous news stories the previous day after the press conference organized by Georgia Sierra Club Director Colleen Kiernan.
As usual Fanning turned in a Class A CEO performance,
although he seemed bemused by the diversity and sometimes very positive
slant of the questions,
which nonetheless brought up numerous problems with SO’s coal and nuclear
agenda, lackluster renewable energy agenda, and
the impending disruption of distributed solar power.
New rule this year: no unauthorized video or flash photography,
posted on big signs outside the conference room door.
I asked Georgia Power CEO Paul Bowers to authorize me,
but he said it was a shareholder meeting and thus a different level.
The person in charge of SO’s own videoing promised they’d
be available on the web soon after the meeting.
I told him I’d been checking since last year’s meeting, and those
still weren’t on the web.
He said they had been briefly; then they were taken down.
But he would make them available.
Meanwhile, you only get this one picture of Tom Fanning
(he insists everyone call him Tom) as he compared SO’s stock price to the only more stable company:
That’s right, SO is almost as stable as Spam.
He looked at me rather pointedly as he announced that new rule.
And rather wryly later when I pointed out
that according to Edison Electric Institute
SO’s business model was due for disruption very soon.
More on that later,
along with other reports on Wednesday’s meeting.
On May 22, Southern Company will host its annual shareholder meeting
in Georgia, giving us a great opportunity to push them forward on
Southern Company has taken steps to grow clean energy in the
Southeast — Alabama Power and Georgia Power both invested in
wind energy and Georgia power increased solar energy investments
— but they can do a lot more.
Southern Company still provides some of the dirtiest, most
unreliable, dangerous, and expensive power in the country. And its
subsidiaries continue to place “Big Bets” on dirty coal electricity
that poisons the health of our communities’ water, air, and
families. Georgia is even home to the biggest emitter of carbon
pollution in the nation, Scherer Plant in Juliette.
Send a message to Southern Company’s CEO Tom Fanning to thanking him
for clean energy investments, and demand that Southern Company clean
up its act and invest in job creating clean energy.
Come on, guess!
it’s a football coach.
UGA football coaching staff get even more compensation than Paul Bowers, CEO of Georgia Power,
or Thomas A. Fanning, CEO of the Southern Company, let alone any
insignificant college president or elected official.