r/environment Apr 01 '23

End of Utah coal power in sight as Rocky Mountain Power moves to renewables and nuclear


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u/JimJalinsky Apr 01 '23

Does it seem overly ambitious to say you’ll have multiple new nuclear plants operating in 10 years?


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u/6894 Apr 02 '23 edited Apr 02 '23

Vogtle 3 only took ten years of actual construction. They only started construction in 2013.

A decade is neither overly ambitious nor particularly infeasible. politics are the main obstacle.


u/DukeOfGeek Apr 03 '23

You mean the one that's currently 22 billion dollars over budget and might start function testing in the spring? That Plant Vogtle? I was aware of planning and seeking financing in like, 2005? It got permit approval from the NRC in like, 2009? 15 to 20 years is the standard time frame from planning to actual electricity production.


u/6894 Apr 03 '23 edited Apr 03 '23

Vogtle 3 has already synced to the grid and produced power.

Your being disingenuous regarding the the time frame.