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(CUMMING, GA) – Sawnee EMC is now receiving approximately 23 MW of safe, reliable, emission-free nuclear energy from Plant Vogtle Unit 3, which has reached commercial operation in Waynesboro, Georgia. In service as of July 31, 2023, the new nuclear unit (Unit #3) will provide Sawnee EMC members with clean energy for the next 60 to 80 years. 

“Sawnee EMC serves our members with a diverse portfolio of safe, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible resources, and nuclear has become an important part of our transition to a cleaner energy future,” states Michael Goodroe, Sawnee EMC President and CEO. “Nuclear is also considered one of the most reliable energy sources. With Unit 3 now online and operating safely, I am pleased that Sawnee EMC homes and businesses will be powered by reliable, emission-free nuclear energy for many decades to come.”

The commercial operation of Plant Vogtle, Unit 3, marks a historic achievement for the energy industry, the state of Georgia and the entire country. As one of the largest clean energy projects in the nation, the Vogtle construction project represents the first advanced commercial nuclear project in the United States in more than three decades. 

The existing units at Plant Vogtle, Units 1 and 2, have been providing safe, clean energy for Georgians for more than 34 years. 

Once the remaining unit, Unit 4 the final unit at the nuclear site, also reaches commercial operation, Plant Vogtle will become the largest producer of emission-free energy in the United States.

About Sawnee EMC 
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation, a three-time J.D. Power recipient for best in customer satisfaction, is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 195,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $881 million, with energy sales of 3.7 billion kWh and annual revenue of $441 million. With a team of approximately 360 dedicated professionals and over 12,006 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
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